From special child care services and ongoing medical issues to complex housing situations and strained finances, it can take a lot to look after a family member with special needs. The good news is, you’re not alone.
Exceptional Family Member Program family support teaches military families with special needs the skills they need to make the best decisions for the person they’re supporting and gives them the confidence and strength to improve their quality of life.
If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles.
As a military family with special needs, you may face unique financial, medical and legal challenges caused, in part, by the demands of military service. Fortunately, you do not need to address these burdens alone; free, military department-provided support services exist to help overcome these challenges.
The Family Needs Assessment is a way for any military family who has a member with special needs to create an action plan for support.
Your support can go a long way in easing the stress of a military move. Even if you live too far away to watch the kids or pitch in with the packing, there are ways you can make it easier for your loved ones to prepare for a PCS.
MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.
Every relationship could use help from time to time — and military life carries its own unique challenges. Whether you’re a military couple looking to reinvigorate your bond, rebuild connections or retool your relationship skills – we’re here to help and support through our services, resources and expert guidance.
Your spouse or partner is preparing for deployment and transitioning from reserve status to active duty. Take advantage of several deployment support programs.
Managing the care and services for a family member with special needs – whether it’s a spouse, a child or a dependent adult – is a lot easier with the right support. The best place to start is to enroll them in the military-wide Exceptional Family Member Program.