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  • 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.

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    Infographic
  • 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
  • Linking Functional Information to Diagnosis and Impairment

    For applicants with mental disorders, DDS examiners look at a person’s ability to function in four primary areas. Your responsibility is to describe the functioning of the individual in as much detail as possible and to document how the person’s illness impairs his or her ability to function and maintain employment at a substantial gainful level.

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    Article
  • Interviewing for the MSR

    One of the most important tasks for you to accomplish is to make the link between diagnosis and functional impairment so that DDS can fully understand the applicant’s disability. This article discusses how to ask questions that elicit the information you will use to write your Medical Summary Report (MSR).

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    Article
  • SSA-3368: Adult Disability Report

    The SSA-3368: Adult Disability Report helps DDS to obtain a complete picture of the applicant’s medical history and treatment. Complete information is essential. Be sure to include all information available to you.

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    SSA Forms