Recently Asked Questions

If the client is not homeless or at risk of being homeless, can I still assist them via SOAR? in Housing
All of the SOAR Critical Components and techniques learned in the SOAR Online Course can be used for any SSI/SSDI application. However, in order to indicate to SSA/DDS that it is a "SOAR" claim, the applicant must be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, as defined here: https://soarworks.prainc...
I was told there was a list of questions that was good to use during a law judge hearing. I can't find them. Does this list exist? in Appeals
"Questions for Direct Examination at SSA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing" can be accessed at https://soarworks.prainc.com/article/soar-webinar-hearing-tips-soar-practitioners , along with other documents presented on the webinar "Hearing Tips for SOAR Practitioners."
When completing the SOAR Online Course, how do you complete the SSA 16 and SSA 3368? Both of these are to be completed online, but in the final submission both of those forms are listed as being required to submit. in SOAR Online Course
For purposes of the SOAR Online Course, the SSA-16 and SSA-3368 paper forms will be completed. Since you are working with a fictional applicant, do not attempt to complete or submit the Online Disability Benefits application. For further guidance, please revisit the Class 1 Practice Case page, "...
I’m working with an applicant who is transgender and currently in the process of changing her name. What do we do if her name change is finalized during the application process? in Application Process
SSA recommends that the applicant ask their SSA field office to make a special note of this for DDS and, once the application has gone to DDS, to touch base with the disability examiner to remind them. As the SOAR case manager, you can indicate that a name change is in process in the ‘Remarks...