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Funding for Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care

Issue Number 501
Status Completed
Issue Title Funding for Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care
Scope Currently there is no authorization to use appropriated funds to pay for or subsidize the cost of EFMP respite care, except for active Family advocacy cases which have restricted parameters. EFMP respite care is funded by limited and unpredictable donations. Caring for Exceptional Family Members can be stressful both financially and emotionally.
Issue Recommendation Authorize the use of OMA funds to either pay or subsidize respite care for EFMP Families. Provide additional OMA funding to pay for EFMP respite care.
Military Component Active Component
Demographic Group Family Members
Subject Area Medical/Command
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Mar 2002
Final Action Date Jun 2008
Accomplishments DoDD 1342.17 and AR 608-75 authorize respite care to eligible Family members outside the Family Advocacy Program. DoDD 1342.17 requires Family support systems be allocated resources to accomplish their missions. In FY09, respite care funding was included in QACS base.
Outstanding Requirement
Submitting Command US Army Military District of Washington
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