Am I Eligible?

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.

  1. Proof of Legal resident of Georgia and U.S. citizen
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  3. You have exhausted all other sources of funds
  4. Limits on additional distributions
  5. Begin the application process

You can learn more about each qualification requirement below.

Legal Resident of Georgia

You must be a legal resident of Georgia 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. You must be a U.S. citizen and provide an affidavit of citizenship. A valid state of Georgia issued Driver's License or ID card will verify your status.

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. Accidentally struck by or against an object/person
  3. Assault
  4. Self-inflicted Injury
  5. Sports/Recreation injury
  6. Transportation/Motor Vehicle accident

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

Person Support Services

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 for applications submitted after 7-1-2023. Applications submitted prior to 7-1-23 have a lifetime cap of $10,000 Please note, there are additional dollar limits for certain products and services.

Read more about our Distribution Policies for complete information on distribution guidelines and policies.

Begin the Application Process

If you feel that you meet the basic criteria outlined above, 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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To apply by mail, Download this pdf file. download the paper application kit.