Skip to main content

SOAR Webinar: Strategies and Considerations for Representing Older Adults with SSI/SSDI Claims

This webinar will address the growing population of older adults with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and the specific challenges they face, including accessing SSI/SSDI benefits and other needed assistance.

Date and Time:

- - EST

Register for the Webinar

Description:

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)1, the number of older adults at risk of and currently experiencing homelessness has increased rapidly in recent years, and these individuals have unique needs compared to other populations experiencing homelessness. This report specifically finds that “accessing a SOAR Provider can help older adults obtain SSI/SSDI benefits, providing a sustainable source of income and other critical assistance”. 

This webinar will address the growing population of older adults with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and the specific challenges they face, including accessing SSI/SSDI benefits and other needed assistance. Participants will hear from innovative programs that serve older adults experiencing homelessness and learn about SSA rules and regulations specific to older adults. Presenters will also explain how older adults may face inequities at the intersection of age and other identities. The webinar will include a discussion with a SOAR beneficiary who will share their experience accessing Social Security benefits and other assistance.

1Addressing Homelessness Among Older Adults: Final Report

What you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to understand the increase in homelessness for older adults with disabilities so your program can provide appropriate services and resources.
  • How to represent older adults with their SSI/SSDI applications by applying various SSA rules and regulations applicable to this age group.
  • How to connect older adults to programs and resources to support their unique needs.

Presenters:

  • Ryan Elza, Housing Innovation and Strategy Lead, Center for Innovation and Partnership, Office of Interagency Innovation·Administration for Community Living (ACL), Washington, DC
  • Kate Lang, JD, Director of Federal Income Security, Justice in Aging, Washington, DC
  • Arnita Miller, SSI Ohio Project Specialist, Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jerry, SOAR Beneficiary, Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, Ohio

Details

Type:
Webinars