Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program
Established by the 1996 Mississippi Legislature, the TBI/SCI Trust Fund provides both direct services to clients with brain injuries and spinal cord injuries as well as awarding sub-grants to organizations throughout the state to support programs that focus on the awareness and prevention of these conditions. There is a $35,000 lifetime cap on individual Trust Fund services (excluding Transitional Attendant Care and Respite Care). The Trust Fund Program is the payer of last resort; therefore, an individual must seek assistance from all available resources prior to receiving Trust Fund assistance.
Direct Care Services
To qualify for this program, individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must have a severe disability as a result of a traumatic spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury
- Must be a Mississippi resident
- Must be medically stable. Medical stability is defined as the absence of (a) an active, life threatening condition (e.g., sepsis, respiratory, or other condition requiring systematic therapeutic measures); (b) IV drip to control or support blood pressure; and (c) intracranial pressure or arterial monitoring.
- Must not be eligible to receive duplicate services under any other program
Services provided through this program include: