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Current Issue:

January 2020: 2019 National SAMHSA SOAR Outcomes Issue Brief, SOAR Webinar Explores SSA's Sequential Evaluation,  and Two Success Stories from Michigan

Recent NewsFlashes

SSA Updates the Online Disability Benefit Application (10/5/18)

New VA Tool Helps Maximize Income (7/20/18)

VA Authorizes Staff to Act as Appointed Representatives (6/7/17)

Temporary Discontinuation of SOAR Consent Form and Alternative Steps (4/25/17)

SSI Incorporated into Online Disability Application - Effective April 1 (3/31/17)

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (3/2/17)

SSA Issues Final Rule on Changes to the Evaluation of Medical Evidence (1/18/17)

SOAR Technical Assistance Opportunity for Criminal Justice Programs (1/11/17)

SOAR Integration in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) (10/11/16)

SSA Revises Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders (10/5/16)

SSA Invites Comments on Proposed Changes to Medical Evidence Rules (9/12/16)

Archived E-Newsletters:

December 2019: New Issue Brief on How SOAR Works for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System, New Orleans Leadership Academy Recap, and SAMHSA SOAR Webinars on YouTube

November 2019: Previewing the 2019 National SAMHSA SOAR Outcomes, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and New SOAR Job Postings

October 2019: Build Your SOAR Toolbox: Two New Appeals Resources, September Seattle SAMHSA SOAR Leadership Academy Recap and Success Stories from Nevada and Virginia

September 2019: 10 Years of SOAR, September is Recovery Month, and Success Stories From Florida and Washington, DC

August 2019: SOARWorks for Children and Youth, Ohio Veteran SOARs with SSVF, and Virginia Strengthens SOAR Through Regional Partnerships with SSA and DDS

July 2019: SOAR 2019 Outcomes: Enter Your Data in OAT!, New Resource: Working with Justice-involved Persons: Frequently Asked Questions, and 2019 SOAR CJ Implementation Meetings Recap

May 2019: SOAR 2019 Outcomes: Every Person Counts, Welcoming New SOAR Project Assistant Kansinya, SOAR Webinar: Maximizing OAT Utilization for SOAR Outcome Tracking

April 2019: April is National Social Security Month, March Little Rock SOAR Leadership Academy Recap, Celebrate National Public Health Week with the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center

March 2019: New Publication in American Jails Magazine on Promoting Reentry Success through SOAR, SAMHSA SOAR Online Course: Adult Curriculum Passes 7,000th Graduate, Slides Available for SOAR for Children Webinar

February 2019: 2019 SAMHSA SOAR Criminal Justice Technical Assistance Awards, SAMHSA SOAR for Children Leadership Academy Recap, and a Reconsideration Update

January 2019: 2018 Outcomes Issue Brief Released, Make a Resolution for Wellness in the New Year, and Welcome New SOAR Liaison Dan Coladonato

November 2018: Announcing the 2018 SOAR Outcomes, Honoring Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and Slides Now Available for SOAR: A Reentry Tool Webinar

October 2018: Kicking Off the 10th Year of the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the SOAR: A Reentry Tool webinar

September 2018: SOAR this Recovery Month, Build Your SOAR Toolbox this Recovery Month, and new SOAR Job Postings

August 2018: An Outcomes Reminder, a Reminder to Submit Your Feedback on the New VA Income and Benefits Calculator, and SOAR Successes from Missouri, Florida, and Michigan

July 2018: SOAR State Team Lead Leadership Academy Recap, Success Stories from Kansas and Missouri, and new SOAR blogs

June 2018: SOAR Provides a Pathway to Employment, A Success Story from Minnesota, and a SOAR Webinar on Using the Listings

May 2018: SOAR Enhances Recovery by Empowering Local Communities, Welcome New SOAR Liaison Olivia, and Boston Leadership Academy Recap

April 2018: Celebrating National Public Health Week with SOAR, April is National Social Security Month, and a new SOAR Webinar series

March 2018: Announcing the 2017 SOAR Outcomes, Birmingham Leadership Academy Recap, and Springing Ahead on Your SSI/SSDI Applications with SOAR Tools

February 2018: Announcing the 2018 CJ TA Awardees, SOAR Online Course Passes 5,000th Graduate, and Farewell to Pam Root

January 2018: Announcing the 2018 SOAR CoC TA Awards, San Francisco Leadership Academy Recap, and a Success Story from Washington, D.C.