What is MILPERSMAN 1300-700?
MILPERSMAN 1300-700 is a Navy regulation that outlines the Exceptional Family Member (EFMP) Program. It provides guidance and procedures for identifying, documenting, and coordinating the needs of family members with special medical or educational needs.
Who is eligible for the EFMP Program?
Any active-duty member or reservist on active duty for more than 30 days, including Navy and Marine Corps, with a family member who has special medical or educational needs is eligible for the EFMP Program.
How do I enroll in the EFMP Program?
To enroll in the EFMP Program, you need to complete the appropriate EFMP paperwork, including the Medical Summary and the Special Education/Early Intervention Summary. These forms are available at your local EFMP office or from the EFMP coordinator at your command.
What are the benefits of being enrolled in the EFMP Program?
Enrollment in the EFMP Program ensures that the Navy is aware of your family member's special needs. It allows the Navy to assign you to locations where the necessary medical or educational services are available and provides support and resources to help meet your family's needs.
Can I request a specific duty assignment based on my family member's needs?
Yes, as an EFMP-enrolled member, you can request a specific duty assignment based on the needs of your family member with special needs. The Navy will consider your request, but the availability of billets at the requested location will ultimately determine the assignment.
What happens if I am assigned to a location where necessary medical or educational services are not available?
If you are assigned to a location where necessary services for your family member are not available, the Navy will work with you to find an alternative assignment that can meet your family's needs. This might involve requesting a compassionate reassignment or exploring other options.
Can EFMP enrollment affect my career advancement or promotion opportunities in the Navy?
EFMP enrollment does not negatively impact your career advancement or promotion opportunities in the Navy. The EFMP Program is designed to support and assist you in balancing the needs of your family member with your professional responsibilities.
Can I opt-out of the EFMP Program if my family member's condition improves?
If your family member's condition improves to the point that they no longer require special medical or educational services, you can request a reassessment from the EFMP coordinator. Depending on the evaluation, the EFMP enrollment may be modified or canceled.
What kind of support and resources are available through the EFMP Program?
The EFMP Program offers a variety of support and resources, including informational seminars, referral services, respite care, and assistance with educational placement. These services aim to enhance your family's well-being and ensure access to necessary support networks.