SOAR Updates

SSA announces 2015 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
October 22, 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. See the press release, and an updated fact sheet from the SOAR TA Center.

October 2014 SOAR eNews
October 10, 2014

Read the October 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter  here .

SOAR TA Center - the Next 5 Years
October 10, 2014

The SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center is proud to announce that we have received a new contract from SAMHSA to continue our work!  SOAR TA Center staff are excited and motivated to continue delivering technical assistance to all 50 states. We are working with SAMHSA to develop plans to ensure that the next 5 years will be as productive as the first. We appreciate our community partners dedicated to SOAR success and we recognize that this award is a reflection of the commitment of each of you! Again, we thank you for sharing your ideas, best practices, successes and your time towards making SOAR successful across the country.

SOAR TA Center releases two NEW issue briefs
October 9, 2014

The SOAR TA Center recently released two issue briefs:

Connecting Veterans to Social Security Disability Benefits: A Key Component in Ending Veteran Homelessness discusses the importance of connecting Veterans with SSA disability benefits how the SOAR model can help.

Social Security Disability Recovery Stories of People Experiencing or At Risk for Homelessness is a collection of stories written by SOAR case managers or their supervisors, and by individuals assisted by SOAR case managers to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). 

September 2014 SOAR eNews
September 1, 2014

Read the September 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.

August 2014 eNews
August 6, 2014

Read the August 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.

May 2014 SOAR eNews
May 12, 2014

Read the May 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.

SOAR Article in Psychiatric News
April 28, 2014

An article about SOAR appears in Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.  The article, "Defendants With Mental Illness Diverted to Social Security System," features the Miami, FL SOAR program and it's integration with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Mental Health Project (CMHP) in Miami-Dade County.  It also includes a quote from our very own Dazara Ware, Senior Project Associate for the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center! Click here to read the article.

April 2014 SOAR eNews
April 4, 2014
Read the April 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.
 
2013 SOAR National Outcomes Released
March 14, 2014
The SOAR TA Center is excited to release the outcomes of SSI/SSDI applications submitted using the SOAR process from 2006 through June 30, 2013. Click here to see the 2013 SOAR National Outcomes.
 

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