- Category I – for monitoring purposes only
- Category II – pinpoint to specific geographic locations
- Category III – no overseas assignments
- Category IV – major medical areas in CONUS
- Category V – homesteading
- Category VI – temporary enrollment – update required in 6-12 months
For some of the more severe categories, the Navy will only send families to assignments considered capable of caring for that category of need. Sailors can talk to their detailer regarding other options for assignments. It’s important to keep EFMP category and info up to date so that assignments can be coordinated to meet the family’s needs.
Navy EFMP also offers EFMP Liaisons and EFMP Coordinators. EFMP Liaisons are located at Fleet and Family Support Centers and provide information, referral and system navigation to special needs families. They also link families with available military, national and local community resources, provide non-medical case management, and develop and maintain Individual Service Plans (ISP). EFMP Coordinators are located at the MTF and oversee the identification and enrollment of eligible service members and their families. They also provide enrollment forms, offer help in the preparation of the forms, review completed forms for accuracy, and forward the enrollment package to the Central Screening Committee. Families need to update their EFMP enrollment every three years or with any change of status.
The Navy currently offers up to 40 hours of respite a month to qualifying families through Child Care Aware. Severity and type of need are taken into account when determining eligibility. Siblings are included. For more information or to enroll in the Navy EFMP Respite program families should contact the EFMP Respite line at Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246 or visit their website. Keep in mind this is not a guaranteed benefit and is dependent on funding. There also may be long waitlists for care.
Visit the Navy EFMP Website for more information.