Recently Asked Questions

Is there any reason to apply for SSDI for someone who has a 1 year work history and does not qualify for Disabled Adult Child benefits? in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Yes! SSA will explore eligibility for SSDI for any adult applying for SSI benefits. The application is quick, easy and online. You will complete the SSDI application (called the Online Disability Benefit Application) when you are online completing the Online Adult Disability Report. It comes first...
Are medical providers required to respond to your request for medical records once you provide a copy of the SSA 827 to them? Is eliciting cooperation from them generally an issue for case managers? in Medical Records and HIPAA
Generally speaking, medical providers are not legally bound to provide records to a third party. They are not required to provide records to DDS, either. However, HIPAA regulations require healthcare providers to provide individuals copies of their own records: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-...
Are Veterans eligible to collect both VA and SSA benefits at the same time? If so, is there a monthly cap? in Application Process
Absolutely, Veterans who receive VA disability benefits may also receive SSA benefits, depending on the amount received from the VA and if they are approved for SSI or SSDI. SSI: VA benefits will affect the SSI benefit amount. SSA classifies VA benefits as “unearned income,” since it does not come...
Once I have passed the SOAR Online Course am I required to attend any other trainings in order to keep my certification? in SOAR Online Course
The SOAR TA Center does not require any further training but we always recommend that SOAR-trained practitioners stay up-to-date by re-visiting the website, reading our e-newsletters, attending our webinars, etc. While we consider those who pass the SOAR Online Course to be "SOAR-trained," it is...