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  • Frequently Asked Questions for Assisting Youth and Young Adults with Social Security Benefits

    Youth and young adults may be eligible for various Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, including Survivors, Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Determining eligibility and understanding the application process can be complex. Individuals should contact SSA for comprehensive information regarding eligibility for benefits and visit the SSA website to learn more about eligibility criteria and the benefits available to youth and young adults.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Jul, 2024
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Assisting Older Adults with Social Security Benefits

    Older adults may be eligible for various Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, including retirement, survivors, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Determining eligibility and understanding the application process can be complex. Individuals should contact SSA for comprehensive information regarding eligibility for benefits and visit the SSA website to learn more about eligibility criteria and the benefits available to older adults.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    May, 2024
  • Veteran SOAR Success Stories

    November is National Veteran and Military Families Month, and we are celebrating with the SOAR success stories of Veterans submitted by SOAR practitioners from across the country!

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Oct, 2022
  • VA Encourages Staff to Use SOAR

    The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages Veteran Health Administration (VHA) employees to utilize the SOAR model when assisting Veterans to apply for SSI/SSDI.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Feb, 2022
  • SOAR and the VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program

    Connecting Veterans with Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits is a critical step to increasing income stability for Veterans and their families, particularly for those Veterans whose work activity is limited by disabling conditions. The SOAR model helps individuals obtain SSA disability benefits while they are pursuing their vocational and housing goals through the GPD Program. 

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Dec, 2021
  • My First SOAR Application for a Child

    Sandy Mishkin, SOAR Specialist in New Mexico, shares her experience submitting her first SOAR-assisted SSI application for a child.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Nov, 2021