Since July 2013, the General Assembly has allocated funding to the State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) to administer a Brain Injury Fund. Eligibility for funding assistance is limited to legal Delaware residents with a qualifying, medically documented brain injury who would benefit from covered services which otherwise would not be readily available to residents through the Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) or other state agencies.
Covered services may include home modifications, environmental modifications, driver rehabilitation, service dog acquisition and support, assistive technology, attendant services not covered under other funding sources, and such other services including, but not limited to brain injury medically necessary eyeglasses, medically approved summer day camps approved by SCPD. Services not covered include, but are not limited to, vehicles, long-term care, available services provided through the Department of Health & Social Services, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, or any other state agencies since the Brain Injury Fund is a limited special fund "Payer of Last Resort."
In order for the State Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Brain Injury Committee to determine eligibility, applicants or their legal representative must fully complete the application and attach supporting medical documentation mentioned below along with copies of denial of service letters from other funding sources. Documentation of a brain injury may include recent adequate medical history, neurological examinations, neuropsychological evaluation and/or neuroimaging records.
The State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) currently has funding for the Brain Injury Fund and encourages people who may benefit to apply.