Recently Asked Questions

Can I submit a SOAR application for a homeless client who has physical disabilities but not mental illness? in Application Process
Absolutely! SOAR is designed to assist individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment , and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
I am taking my client to SSA office to turn in SOAR packet. He does not have any form of identification, recently lost his wallet, will that be an issue? in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Unfortunately, yes, it is likely to be an issue if the applicant comes with you to the SSA office. SSA is getting more stringent in needing identification in order to combat benefits fraud. I encourage you to perhaps find a workaround to doing the in-person interview while you are working on...
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."