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Monetary Assistance Program

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We understand that living with a brain injury can have a lot of extra costs. That is why we are working to help supplement those costs. We will cover up to $300 a year for each brain injury survivor who qualifies. Take a look below to see our list of approved categories and what you need to apply, or give us a call at 859-379-8230 for more information.

Categories

FAQ

1

Wheelchair or assistive device rental For example: during recreational activities such as a visit to the zoo To Apply: Only the Application is needed. Additional Information: There is a $40 limit for this request.

3

Property Damage Repairs due to brain injury For example: drywall repair due to falls What is needed to apply: Contractor estimate or itemized list of materials and expected cost.

5

Home Cleaning What is needed to apply: -Invoice or estimate from cleaning service. -Statement that applicant with brain injury is living alone. Additional Information: One approval can be used up to 4 times per year for the same service without submitting new paperwork or until the $300 maximum is met.

7

Accessibility or adaptive equipment beyond what insurance will pay for For example: video game adaptive equipment, all-terrain adaptive equipment What is needed to apply: -Receipt or itemized list with cost. -Rejection from insurance if applicable.

9

Vitamins or supplements For exapmle: multivitamins to support dietary needs when disabilities prevent brain injury survivors from cooking nutritional meals or medically recommended supplements to help support brain health To Apply: Only the Application is needed. Additional Information: There is a $50 limit for this request.

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Technology This category is for technology to assist with keeping brain injury survivors connected to the community (for adaptive technology see category 7) - What is needed to apply: -An itemized list of requested items and prices. -Applicant's reasoning behind requested item(s) being a cost associated with brain injury. Additional Information: This request may take longer than other requests to process.

13

Vocational training, licensing/certifications, or other job assistance What is needed to apply: -Receipt, invoice, or other proof of cost. -Description of the program and purpose.

2

Adaptive modification installation and repair For example: Elevator insallation or repair for the home What is needed to apply: Contractor estimate or itemized list of materials and expected cost.

4

Therapy (occupational, speech, physical, cognitive, psychiatric) beyond what insurance will pay for What is needed to apply: EOB from the insurance company with cost.

6

Lawn Services What is needed: -Invoice or estimate from a lawn service professional. -Statement that applicant with brain injury is living alone. Additional Information: One approval can be used up to 10 times per year for the same service or until the $300 maximum is reached (for example: to cover bi-weekly mowings in summer).

8

Single-use items For example: pre-packaged pasta or paper plates To Apply: Only the Application is needed. Additional Information: There is a $50 limit for this request.

10

Driving assessment/tests What is needed to apply: Evaluation estimate, bill, or proof of enrollment and cost.

12

Medical bills associated with brain injury. These medical bills must be unpaid by insurance What is needed to apply: -EOB -Certification that the bills are for brain injury.

14

Veterinary bills for a certified service animal What is needed to apply: -Bill or estimate from the veterinarian -Proof of animal’s certification as a service animal.

How it Works

1. Select a category above that fits your needs.

2. Gather the correct documentation based on the category selected.

3. Apply for the program.

4. Return documentation to:

katie.busching@biank.org

 

PO Box 17031

Lakeside Park, Ky 41017

Contact us at katie.busching@biank.org or 859-379-8230 for help or questions.

How much total funding can I request? Each brain injury survivor is eligible for a maximum of $300 per year. It does not matter how many categories the brain injury survivor applies for. The maximum is still $300.

How do you prioritize requests? We have a limited amount of funding available on a first come, first served basis with the exception of technology requests which do need committee approval. Please note that requests sent in the mail are likely to take longer to process.

I need help filling out the application or have more questions. Please contact us at email: katie.busching@biank.org Cell: 859-379-8230 We are happy to assist you.

Who qualifies for the program? Up to $300 per year is available to Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati residents who have had a brain injury and are requesting funding to help supplement costs associated with living with a brain injury. A caregiver can apply on behalf of a brain injury survivor.

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