Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

SOAR seeks to end homelessness through increased access to SSI/SSDI income supports. The pictured individuals —real SOAR applicants— are a fraction of the over 50,000 people whose lives have changed because of the SOAR process.

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SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. 

The goals of the SOAR program speak directly to one of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives - Recovery Supports. SOAR seeks to end homelessness through increased access to SSI/SSDI income supports, directly addressing SAMHSA’s assertion: “To recover, people need a safe stable place to live.” This is essential, and for many persons in recovery accessing benefits is a first step.  But SOAR extends beyond and also encourages employment as a means to increase individual income and promote recovery in line with the SAMHSA assertion that: “to recover, people need meaningful work and the ability to enhance their skills through education.”

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Recent Questions About SOAR

Q: If a U.S. Citizen is dishonorably discharged, can s/he still receive Social Security benefits?
A.
Yes, discharge status does not matter for citizens.
Q: Is there an online training or webinar that focuses on SOAR applications for those who have already been denied and are in the appeal process?
A.
Yes, we have a number of resources on the SOAR website to help provide information and guidance through the appeals process. They can all be found here in the Library: https://soarworks.prainc.com/topics/appeals I recommend starting with this article about Appeals: https://soarworks.prainc.com/...
Q: After registering for the online course, at what point has it been too long to send in the MSR?
A.
It's never been too long! You are welcome to submit your documents for the SOAR Online Course practice case at any time and the system will never time you out. If you have specific questions about your practice case, email them to soaronline@prainc.com .
Q: I am looking for a contact at my local SSA office, who should I call?
A.
You should contact your SOAR State Team Lead or Local Lead to find out if there is a designated SOAR liaison at your local SSA office. You can find your local contacts here: http://soarworks.prainc.com/directory