The SDTF, Florida’s second injury fund, was established in 1955 in an effort to promote the hiring of individuals with a pre-existing permanent impairment. The SDTF was prospectively abolished in 1997, statutorily prohibiting the acceptance of any new claims for dates of accident occurring on or after January 1, 1998. Claims with a date of accident on or before December 31, 1997 are still eligible to seek reimbursements.
To learn more about filing a Proof of Claim or a Reimbursement Request with the SDTF, refer to the sections below:
The Proof of Claim Form (SDF-1) is filed when an employer/carrier is seeking to initially establish a claim with the SDTF. This section will provide information on preparing and filing a Proof of Claim (SDF-1) with the Special Disability Trust Fund.
The Reimbursement Request Form (SDF-2) is filed when an employer/carrier is requesting reimbursement for benefits paid on an established claim. This section will provide information on preparing and filing a Reimbursement Request (SDF-2) with the Special Disability Trust Fund.
The SDTF annually reports on its estimation of liabilities, as determined by an independent actuary, as required by Section 440.49(8)(d), F.S.