Utah Traumatic Injury Trust Fund
In the state of Utah, there are several robust resources available to help people with brain injuries. From the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah to the Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, the support available here is incredible. In this article, we will focus on the Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, a state fund that was passed by the state legislature in 2008. To learn more about how this trust fund came about and how it helps people with brain injuries in Utah, please continue reading below.
To be eligible for the Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, an individual must have a medically documented brain injury, be a resident of Utah and they must show financial need. All other financial resources must be exhausted before contacting this trust fund for financial help as well. Lastly, you must show through evaluations that the services and support you’re requesting will benefit you.
There are many services provided by the Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund. First and foremost, it is intended to educate the general public about traumatic brain injuries, as well as how to prevent them from happening in your personal life. Money in this fund is also used to educate professionals on the treatments available for traumatic brain injuries.
Many also complain about difficulties connecting with important government and medical resources after a brain injury. This trust fund has developed information and support referral system for people with brain injuries and their families. And for those with brain injuries, they offer brain injury coaches free of charge.
These brain injury coaches are vital resources for people with traumatic brain injuries in Utah. They help answer questions and find the information you may need to continue with your recovery process. Brain injury coaches can also help allocate funds, if needed, for additional physical and occupational rehabilitation, speech therapy, or for paying for any equipment you may need to be independent in your daily life. This trust fund however will not pay for any long-term care or medical treatment related to a traumatic brain injury, including acute care.
For additional support, brain injury support groups are also available in Utah. You can find a list of them on the Brain Injury Association of Utah's site. This nonprofit shares information and resources on traumatic brain injuries as well. They have nine support groups listed that are available in the state. To see them, click here https://www.biausa.org/find-bia/utah
How to Apply
Applying to the Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund is incredibly easy. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury and need assistance, call 1-(888)-222-2542 to connect with a brain injury coach through the Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund. If you are the caregiver or if you are someone seeking more information about traumatic brain injuries, you can also visit here http://health.utah.gov/tbi/ to connect with the program.
And if you need more information on TBIs in general, you can also connect with the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. They also share resources on brain injuries and they have resource facilitators that help with acquiring assistance. Connect with them here: https://www.braininjuryutah.org/
- Learn more: https://utahbraininjurycouncil.net/tbi-fund/
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