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The purpose of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund is to allow New Jersey residents who have survived a brain injury to obtain the services and supports they need to live in the community. The Fund pays for supports and services that foster independence and maximize quality of life. 

Eligibility
Fund recipients must:
  • Provide medical documentation of brain injury
  • Have liquid assets of less that $100,000
  • Be a resident of New Jersey for at least 90 consecutive days
 
 
Definitions
Traumatic Brain Injury
To qualify for the TBI Fund, an individual must have a brain injury under the following definition. 

"Traumatic brain injury" means an acquired injury to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury/neuro-trauma that disrupts the normal brain function, where continued impairment can be demonstrated. This term does not include dysfunction caused by congnital or degenerative disorders, birth trauma or injuries caused by other circumstances.

* NOTE:  See TBI Fund - 2010 Fact Sheet (below) for definition changes.

Liquid Assets

Liquid assets include checking accounts, savings accounts, CDs, stocks and bonds. The Fund does not consider your primary home or your primary vehicle to be a "liquid asset," nor do we consider your IRA or 401k, unless you are of retirement age.

Services and Supports

The Fund will consider supports and services that are related to your brain injury. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Home modifications
  • Service coordination
  • Assistive technology
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Neuropsychological services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies

Application Process

To obtain an application, please call us toll-free at 888-285-3036 (press 2). After we receive your completed application and medical documentation, you will receive a case manager who will assist you in determining your needs. Your case manager will complete a support plan, which will be reviewed by the TBI Fund staff and then by the Review Committee. You will then receive a letter from us, informing you of the decision.

 
 
LINKS:
Traumatic Brain Injury Fund Annual Report 2013
 
 
For More Information Please Contact:
Harry J. Pizutelli, TBI Fund Manager
Phone Number:     888-285-3036 (press 2)
Fax Number:     609-292-1233

Mailing Address:
NJ TBI Fund
NJ Department of Human Services
Division of Disability Services
P.O. Box 700
Trenton , NJ 08625
 
 
 
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