If someone has a pending claim for SSDI under appeal with an attorney involved, should/can a SOAR application be submitted?

If someone has a pending claim for SSDI under appeal with an attorney involved, should/can a SOAR application be submitted? in topic Appeals

Answer

SSA does not allow an applicant to have multiple applications pending at the same time.  If the applicant chooses to have a new initial SOAR-assisted application for SSDI benefits submitted, then the applicant would need to withdraw their current application.  It is important that the applicant understands that the new application would create a new application date which may result in the loss of retroactive 'back' benefits based on withdrawing the current pending application.