What is the rate of approval for applicants who do not use SOAR? The statistics appear positive but would be more useful if shown in comparison to the overall population of those applying and/or those who do not use SOAR.
Data from the Social Security Administration documents an initial approval rate of 28 percent for all persons aged 18–64 who applied for SSI in 2013. Of the applications assisted using SOAR, 65 percent, representing 27,226 persons, have been approved for SSI/SSDI upon initial application since SOAR began until June 2015. Our 2015 National SOAR Outcomes has additional details about approval rates divided by state, as well as information about SOAR collaborations and cost-savings to communities.