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2022 National SOAR Outcomes

The SOAR TA Center has released the outcomes of SSI/SSDI applications submitted using the SOAR process from 2006 through June 30, 2022.

SOAR Works!

Over the last 17 years, the SOAR approach has been used to assist over 100,000 people who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness to apply for Social Security's disability programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Of the applications assisted using SOAR, 65 percent, representing 53,877 persons have been approved for SSI/SSDI upon initial application since SOAR began. An additional 8,567 persons, whose applications were denied initially, were approved on reconsideration or appeal. Taken together, since 2006, the SOAR approach is responsible for assisting 62,444 persons who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness to access Social Security disability benefits.

In 2022 alone, there were 2,920 approvals on initial applications. Decisions on SOAR initial applications were received in an average of 153 days with an allowance rate of 68 percent. This compares to the initial allowance rate of 30 percent for all persons aged 18-64 who applied for SSI or SSDI in 2019

We estimate that in 2022 alone, SSI/SSDI for the individuals served by SOAR brought over $630 million into the economies of participating states and localities. 

2022 SOAR Outcomes Issue Brief

2022 SOAR Outcomes Issue Brief



2022 SOAR Outcomes Infographic

2022 SOAR Outcomes Infographic


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