Who is eligible for services?

Any resident of Massachusetts, regardless of age, who has a documented externally caused traumatic brain injury may be eligible for SHIP services. Individuals must have associated impairments in behavioral, cognitive and/or physical functioning and must be able to participate in community-based services. After an application is received, SHIP staff will determine eligibility through a review of all available medical and non-medical information related to the individual's injury.

How do I apply?

Anyone may request an application by the contact information below. The application is several pages long; you may want to ask family, friends or SHIP staff for assistance. After the application is received, SHIP will collect medical records to determine your eligibility for services. This process may take less time if you furnish copies of records pertaining to your initial injury.

Obtain information by calling (617) 204-3852 or toll-free (in Massachusetts only) 1-800-223-2559. TTY: (617) 204-3817. Or send an e-mail to SHIPU@MRC.state.ma.us.

This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.