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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Trust Fund

The TBI Trust Fund was established to provide flexible funding and support to those with brain injuries. The fund supports supplemental community-based efforts to meet the special needs of each individual with a brain injury.

Who is eligible?

People with a partial or total disability caused by injury to the brain are eligible to receive support from the TBI Trust Fund. Eligible individuals have impaired cognitive abilities or impaired brain function.

Injuries to the brain may be a result of physical trauma, damage resulting from a lack of oxygen, allergic conditions, toxic substances and other medical incidents, including damage caused by drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning.

People with brain injury and without viable funding sources for needed services are eligible to receive support from the TBI Trust Fund. There are no caps for family income levels used to screen for services. Lack of adequate funding may be a result of the exhaustion of current benefits or benefit exclusion.

What services are available?

Services available through the TBI Fund include:

  • case management
  • community residential services
  • structured day programs
  • psychological services
  • prevocational services
  • supported employment services
  • companion services
  • respite care
  • occupational therapy
  • speech/language services
  • wraparound services

Services not covered by the TBI Trust Fund include:

  • institutionalization
  • hospitalization
  • medication
  • attorney fees
  • court cost
  • fines assessed as a result of a criminal conviction
  • the cost of incarceration
  • other court-ordered monetary payment
What are the benefit limits?

Benefits are limited to $15,000 per person per year, with a lifetime maximum of $60,000. The program is not designed to provide intensive treatment or long-term support. However, the cost for case management services does not count against the person's annual or lifetime benefit cap. 

How do I apply?

Contact the Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund toll-free at (855) 816-9577 or (502) 564-6930. 


Resources for Kentuckians with Brain Injury

Last Updated 8/19/2016