Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

Increase SSI/SSDI Approval Rates

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

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR SOAR PROVIDERS

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. 

Watch the video below and then read more about SOAR!

Recent Questions About SOAR

Q: Can we get funding from the SOAR TA Center to pay for SOAR in our organization?
A.
The SOAR TA Center does not have funds available to pay for SOAR in local organizations and there is no dedicated source of funding for SOAR programs. And yet, all 50 states participate in SOAR at some level by reallocating existing resources; by securing funding through federal and state grants or...
Q: Is there a way to request a copy of the Disability Determination Explanation report generated by the adjudicator?
A.
Yes. You may request this at the SSA field office. Click this link to review procedure- https://soarworks.samhsa.gov/article/reviewing-denial-notices
Q: How do you answer the question, "What date did the applicant became disabled or unable to work?" when there is not an exact diagnosis date in medical records?
A.
The date the applicant became disabled is not necessarily the date that he/she was first diagnosed. SSA is looking for the date on which they were unable to work at a substantial gainful level due to their illnessess/conditions. You should enter the date that they were no longer able to work (or...
Q: Is there any place to find a completed sample of the SSA-8000-BK?
A.
Yes, you can find samples of completed SSA forms here .