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Standard SOAR Process

When states and communities establish a SOAR Process for the submission of SSI/SSDI applications, SOAR providers are set up for success.

SOAR Process

The creation of a SOAR Process is a collaborative effort between SOAR providers, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and Disability Determination Services (DDS). Agreed-upon steps and procedures enable SOAR-trained practitioners to complete the SSI/SSDI application process efficiently and effectively.

While the Standard SOAR Process is recommended, many communities tailor it to fit their needs. SOAR providers should check with their SAMHSA SOAR TA Center Liaison and SOAR State/Local Leads to see if there is an established SOAR Process in their area.

Standard SOAR Process


April, 2023

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