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  • 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.

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    Article
  • SSVF and SOAR Integration Toolkit

    This toolkit, updated and re-released in August 2019, contains extensive resources on how to integrate the SOAR model into community planning efforts, for serving both Veterans and non-Veterans.

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    Toolkit
  • SSA and VA Disability Benefits: Tips for Veterans

    Connecting Veterans with Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits is a critical step to increasing income stability for Veterans and their families, as well as providing health insurance for those who may not qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care.

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    Article
  • Social Security Administration Programs for Expediting Disability Claims

    SSA is committed to expediting claims and quickly issuing payments for the most serious conditions and for claimants that are in dire need. When working with an applicant that is experiencing or at risk of homelessness, SOAR providers should be aware of the following SSA initiatives and practices.

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    Article
  • SOAR Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    This webinar, held on November 12, 2015 educated SOAR practitioners about the presence of TBI among returning service members, as well as individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

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    Webinar
  • SOAR Webinar: SOAR and Criminal Justice System Implementation

    This webinar, held on March 25, 2020, addressed the connections between serious mental illness, homelessness, and incarceration, and best practices for increasing access to SSI/SSDI benefits for people with serious mental illness who are reentering communities from jails and prisons. 

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    Webinar
  • 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.

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    Guides