Posted on Jul 22, 2014
TSgt Shawna Coleman (retired)
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Has anyone been denied for an assignment stateside for EFMP. I wondering if you have been denied for a base you were previously stationed at with the same dependent that required the same care, and if so did you appeal and were you approved?
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TSgt Shawna Coleman (retired)
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Edited 7 y ago
For those that replied. Here is what I found out. So for stateside assignments Command Sponsorship does not apply so if care for your dependent is over the 100 mile radius the MTF will non recommend your dependent for travel. If your dependent is on Tricare PRIME then you are good and that does not mean you cannot take the assignment you know your dependent especially if you know that the over 100 miles radius distance would affect your child. So with that being said you can take the assignment the MTF still has to provide your dependent care and the MTF will reimburse you for travel to the see the specialist.

For example my daughter has a blood disorder and needs to see a hematology the hematologist is in Dallas which about 117 miles away. She has never been hospitalized or had any complications. So I took my assignment. She has been fine and I am working on getting her referral to be seen by her specialist now.

Administratively your dependent will still be on your orders there will just be a note stating nonrecommended by medical which means the you will have to cover their travel cost but most stateside assignments people chose to drive to the next duty station anyway so basically that travel cost wouldn't be a financial burden especially if you have other dependents.
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SFC Intelligence Analyst
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I know this is four years old...I just got denied to Ft Hood by EFMP. I'm not sure why yet. My daughter was born with a genetic kidney disorder and it resulted in a transplant which she got in October last year after a year on dialysis.

My current assignment is compassionate. I'm from the area and she had been diagnosed at the children's hospital here. All of her care has been off base at the children's hospital or medical center which is 20 min away. No MTF care for her. I looked at hospitals near Hood and there is a pediatric hospital and transplant clinic 30-45 min from Hood. I have a question in to find out why the disapproval but my only other option after Hood was Korea. (Someone took Bragg). I find that really hard to believe but...

I see people on here somehow still got assigned to these places even with EFMP disapproval. How? My branch manager won't even consider them with EFMP disapproval. I asked if I got them to approve could I go to Hood instead. She said if there's no assignment I can't send a SM there.

I really, really don't understand how "oh we can't support EFMP but we'll send you away from your dependent for a year." I have a FCP. It worked out while I was at SLC. The only issue I could foresee if I go to Korea is if my ex gets out of prison or jail while I'm gone and tries to stir shit up with custody. I doubt it. He has nothing. He's been in jail since Oct. 9 more months of prison. And a pending burglary charge in another county he could get more time for.

I'm just trying to find others who have had EFMP disapproval on duty stations and what happened or what they did.
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SPC Samantha Stapley
SPC Samantha Stapley
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I know that your response to this old post is old...lol, but my family was in a similar situation. My daughter was born with a liver disorder and was told she would need a transplant within the first 3 years of her life. We ended up with a compassionate reassignment to my hometown for transplant. We ended up with orders to Fort Bliss, but EFMP disapproved it. We waited another year and ended up at Fort Meade, and therefor seen at Johns Hopkins for transplant/GI services.
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CW5 Sam R. Baker
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I have been denied four times for EFMP and the Army has moved me to those locations anyway.
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