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  • New VA Tool Helps Maximize Income

    Released by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in July 2018, and updated in 2023, this tool helps demonstrate how income from employment and/or VA disability benefits will affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Jul, 2018
  • Serving Veterans in Rural Areas

    Based on interviews with Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grantees, this report from the VA addresses challenges to serving Veterans in rural areas and proposes strategies and needed resources for overcoming them. 

    Type:
    Issue Brief
    Date:
    Nov, 2019
  • SOAR and Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)

    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 goals through the HVRP Program.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Dec, 2017
  • SOAR and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

    Accessing Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits is a critical step toward income stability for Veterans whose work activity is limited by disabling conditions or who have children with disabilities. SOAR directly contributes to SSVF’s goal of promoting housing stability among very low-income Veteran families by increasing access to critical income supports.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Jan, 2019
  • 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
  • SOAR Promotes Successful Reentry

    This infographic illustrates how SOAR can be a viable tool in reentry efforts for those who are at-risk for homelessness upon release from incarceration.

    Type:
    Infographic
    Date:
    Mar, 2022
  • SOAR Supports Our Veterans

    SSI/SSDI benefits are important resources for Veterans, as they can receive these benefits in conjunction with, or an an alternative to, VA disability benefits and employment. This is where SOAR can help.

    Type:
    Infographic
    Date:
    May, 2018
  • SOAR Tools and Worksheets

    These are the tools and worksheets created by the SOAR TA Center that can help you in the SSI/SSDI Application process.

    Type:
    Guides
    Date:
    Jul, 2023