Do You Qualify for a BSITF Distribution?

There are several criteria used in determining if an individual qualifies for a BSITF distribution. This form will help you determine if you meet the basic requirements. If you do, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive application that will permit us to determine if you qualify for a distribution.

Legal Resident of Georgia for the Past 12 Months

You must be a legal resident of Georgia for one year at the time of your application. If you are not a legal resident of Georgia but you have moved to the state in order to reunite with family as caretakers, and if you plan to remain in the state henceforth, please contact the Commission office at (404) 651-5112 to discuss your options before submitting an application.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

You must have a letter from a physician, medical practitioner, hospital clinic or other medical or medically related facility, or insurance company  verifying the nature (type) and cause of your injury. The letter must include both the nature (type) of injury and the cause of the injury. The cause of the injury must be one of the following.  Conditions resulting from stokes and/or diseases do not qualify.
  1. Accidental Fall
  2. Accidently struck by or against an object/person
  3. Assault
  4. Self-inflicted Injury
  5. Sports/Recreation injury
  6. Transportation/Motor Vehicle accident

You Have Exhausted All Other Sources of Funds

The Commission intends for the Trust Fund to be a payer of last resort. Please review the following possible sources of funds and make sure you have applied for and exhausted all of those for which you qualify before submitting your application to the BSITF.

Financial & Benefit Resources
Medicaid (Info)
Medicare (Info)
SSI (Info)
SSDI (Info)
Private Insurance (Info)
Short Term Disability (Info)
Long Term Disability (Info)
Vocational Rehabilitation (Info)
Veteran's Administration (Info)
Victims Compenstation Fund (Info)
Person Support Services
Community Care Services (CCSP) (Info)
Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) (Info)
Mental Retardation Waiver Program (MRWP) (Info)

Limits on Additional Distributions

If you have already received one or more distributions from BSITF, please review the guidelines to insure that you are currently eligible for additional distributions. The maximum you can receive is a lifetime cap of $12,000. Please note, there are dollar limits for certain products and services. Click the link below for more complete information on distribution guidelines and policies.

Distribution Policies

Beginning the Application Process

If you feel that you meet the basic criteria outlined above, enter your email address and click the button below to begin the application process. The application has been designed to permit you to save the information you enter and then return to enter additional information. We look forward to receiving your application.

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