Financial Assistance

Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

Provides funding for services and items that will improve the quality of life, increase independence, and allow inclusion in the community for individuals with traumatic brain (must be TRAUMATIC, not tumors, brain bleeds, etc.) and spinal cord injuries. (Priority given to those in at-risk situations).

2 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 26-426, Atlanta, GA 30303
888-233-5760
www.bsitf.state.ga.us

Georgia Partnership for Caring

PO Box 450987, Atlanta, GA 31145-0987
678-578-2920 800-982-7468
http://www.mygeorgiacares.org/Home

Credit-Able/Getting Ahead Association

Provides guaranteed loans for assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications to Georgians with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and/or employers.

Georgia Department of Labor/VR Tools for Life Program
1700 Century Circle, B-4, Atlanta, GA 30345
800-497-8665

Medicaid

As the largest division in Community Health, Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program, which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled

Contact 800-869-1150 or your local Dept. of Family and Children Services Office

Medicaid Website:  Click Here

Medicare

Provides health insurance (hospital and doctor’s services) to people ages 65 years and older, and some disabled people under 65 years of age (eligibility begins 2 years after date of injury).

Part A: (Hospital Insurance) Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals and cover skilled nursing facility, hospital and home health care.

Part B: (Medical Insurance) Helps cover doctors’ services, hospital outpatient care and home health care. covers some preventive services to maintain your health and keep certain illnesses from getting worse.

Part D: (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) – Offers a prescription drug option run by Medicare approved private insurance companies, helps cover cost of prescription drugs, may help lower your drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.

800-MEDICARE – (800-633-2273) Official US Government Site for Medicare or to locate resources click here

Social Security Administration

Provides cash benefits to people who have worked and have become disabled. This entitlement program ensures that citizens with disabilities receive benefits from this program.

800-772-1213 (Call to find the office in your area)
www.ssa.gov