When SOAR says SSA decisions for applications using the SOAR model are usually made in an average of 81 days (in 2015), is this based on the protective filing date or the time when the application is turned in to SSA?

When SOAR says SSA decisions for applications using the SOAR model are usually made in an average of 81 days (in 2015), is this based on the protective filing date or the time when the application is turned in to SSA? in topic Application Process

Answer

When reporting data in our SOAR national outcomes, we calculate days to decision from the time the application is turned in to SSA until DDS makes a decision on the application.  The receipt from the Online Disability Benefit Application will show the date the application was received by SSA and the date on the notification letter from SSA can be used as the date of decision.