Exceptional Family Members

The National Military Families Association strives to educate military families about their rights and about benefits and services available to them. The association also provides military families. …
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Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support

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.

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Employment Resources for Family Members of Deceased Service Members

Joining the workforce after the death or disability of a loved one can ease financial strain and provide a way to find your new normal. When seeking employment with the federal government, military family members may be eligible for special preference programs. While these programs don’t guarantee a job, they provide a qualified candidate entry into the applicant pool.

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7 Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families

The Department of Defense provides a variety of counseling options to all active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, survivors, Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families.

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Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs

Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRICARE. It covers basic health and long-term care services for eligible children, adults, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly, and for families with low income and limited resources.

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Housing Options for Service Members and Families

One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options once you reach your new location. Each comes with different upsides and caveats, so be sure to consider your options carefully and contact the housing office at your military installation to find out which options are available to you at the time of your move.

Exceptional Family Member Program Videos

Twenty-one videos empower family members with special needs to get the most from the Exceptional Family Member Program. The modules outline key information needed to secure the right care, from identifying eligibility for early-intervention. …
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Scholarship Opportunities for Surviving Family Members

One way of taking the first step to your new normal is by following your own educational dreams. If you or your children are interested in pursuing higher education, there are several scholarship opportunities available from both private organizations and federal programs providing financial assistance.

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A Benefits Guide for National Guard and Family Members

This guide provides a valuable resource to service and family members who may have questions about their entitlements and benefits or simply need to know who to contact for assistance.

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US Immigration Rules for Military Family Members

The U.S. government extends certain immigration benefits to close family of service members. Learn about these provisions and whether you might qualify.

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Gold Star & Surviving Family Members – Benefits

The DOD and other agencies are committed to connecting survivors with resources to relieve financial stress and provide assistance with decision-making around the death of a service member. Learn about some of the most important benefits.