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SOAR Webinar: Getting Started Completing SOAR-Assisted SSI/SSDI Applications

This webinar, held on April 11, 2019, provided tips on how to get started on your first SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI application.


Have you successfully completed the SOAR Online Course, only to find yourself struggling with how to get started on completing SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applications? What’s the first step? Who is a SOAR eligible applicant? How do I contact SSA and DDS? Do we have a SOAR Process in my area? Help!
One critical component of the SOAR model is to complete SOAR training through the SOAR Online Course. Over the years, providers have been learning that SOAR is more than a training model. Often, SOAR-trained case managers don’t know what to do after their training is completed, especially if there is no SOAR Local Lead or other SOAR Providers using the SOAR Process in their area to help them get started.  If this sounds all too familiar, please don’t despair. There is hope!  This webinar will give you many practical and proven ideas to help you get started on completing successful SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applications!
Please join us to learn tips from SOAR Local Leads and Providers on how to get started on your first SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applications. Don’t forget to invite your colleagues who have completed SOAR training and may be struggling with getting started too.  Encourage them to register for this webinar so you can work together on submitting quality SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applications!


  • Katie Lundy, SOAR Benefits Specialist, Visiting Nurse Association, Community Services, Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Suzanne Straub, SOAR Coordinator and SOAR Local Lead, Community Services Northwest, Vancouver, Washington
  • Wayne Young and Kim Fiore, Southern Nevada SOAR Local Lead, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Slide Presentation 2.4 MB


March, 2019

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