Although the Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Fund no longer accepts claims with dates of injury after June 30, 2006, there is still plenty of opportunity for recovery with that second injury fund.
It is important to note that in order to have preserved a claim for potential reimbursement, notice did NOT have to be filed with the Fund before June 30, 2006. The "78 week rule" for notice is still in effect. However, any claim where proper notice was filed BEFORE June 30, 2006 needs to be accepted by June 30, 2009. For any claim where proper notice is filed AFTER June 30, 2006, the claim must be accepted within three years of the notice being filed.
The requirement for acceptance will make for an interesting issue when the deadline comes. Will the Fund be able to review and accept all viable claims before the deadline? What will happen if a claim is disputed?