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SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

Seeking to end homelessness through increased access to SSI/SSDI income supports. The pictured individuals are a fraction of the over 50,000 people whose lives have changed because of the SOAR process.

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Online Courses

Enroll in a SOAR Online Course to learn about SSA's disability determination process and how to submit a complete and thorough SSI/SSDI application using the SOAR model.

SOAR Online Course: Adult Curriculum

This course trains case workers to assist adults (age 18+) who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to apply for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

SOAR Online Course: Child Curriculum

This course trains case workers to assist children (under age 18) who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit program.

Feedback from the Field

Your (website) is an amazing resource. I worked for over twenty years for the NYC Department of Social Services (retiring as a Administrator) and have never seen such a well put together guide to applying (for) and getting SSI and/or SSDI. It is a work of art!

—Barbara, Tucson, AZ