Few Georgians understand the impact traumatic injury has on our state. We are delighted that you are interested in this story.
Georgians with a traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury may apply to the Commission for goods and services that maximize independence and recovery, such as:
- Bathroom Modifications for Accessibility
- Physical Therapy
- Hand controls for a car/van
- Driver Evaluation post-injury
- Speech Therapy
- Adaptive computer
- Hospital bed
Since 2003 the Commission has awarded over $23,000,000 to 5,000+ individuals for their post-acute care and rehabilitation. This does not include the grants awarded to state organizations and camps for Georgians with traumatic brain injury.
Zero tax dollars are allocated to the BSITFC. The Commission’s sole source of funding is a 10% surcharge on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Reckless Driving convictions.
The dramatic decline in DUI fine collection has resulted in a $10,000 lifetime award cap for each individual, although the lifetime cost of care can easily exceed $4,000,000.
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Reckless driving surcharge began January 1, 2015.
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