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.

Welcome

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: What does it mean if an applicant receives a letter that says s/he has been found "not disabled as of a certain date"?
A.
This letter applies to an individual’s eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI is an insurance program that you pay into when you work through a portion of FICA payroll taxes. As such, when you stop working, you stop paying into this program and eventually your “insured”...
Q: After registering for the online course, at what point has it been too long to send in the MSR?
A.
It's never been too long! You are welcome to submit your documents for the SOAR Online Course practice case at any time and the system will never time you out. If you have specific questions about your practice case, email them to soaronline@prainc.com .
Q: 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?
A.
"Questions for Direct Examination at SSA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing" can be accessed here , along with other documents presented on the webinar "Hearing Tips for SOAR Practitioners."
Q: My agency received a bill for medical records. What should we do if we do not have funding available to pay the bill?
A.
Most states have laws that regulate what health care providers can charge individuals for copies of their medical records. However, these rules do not necessarily apply to providers requesting records. In addition, some states provide an exception for records needed to apply for a disability...