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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
  • SOARing Over Lunch - July 2024

    The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center holds informal monthly calls designed to help support SOAR efforts across the country.

    Type:
    SOARing Over Lunch
    Date:
    9 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
  • SSA Online Services: A How-To Guide for SOAR Providers

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) Online Services can be used to efficiently communicate with, acquire information from, and send information to SSA. This guide describes who is eligible, how to obtain access, and the key uses for each online service. If you have questions, please contact your SOAR TA Center Liaison.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Apr, 2024
  • SOARing Over Lunch - June 2024

    The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center holds informal monthly calls designed to help support SOAR efforts across the country.

    Type:
    SOARing Over Lunch
    Date:
    11 Jun 2024
  • SSA POMS: Mental Limitations

    The Program Operations Manual System (POMS) is a resource used by Social Security employees to process claims for Social Security benefits. It provides detailed instructions and guidance on various aspects of benefit administration. Here we review POMS DI 25020.010-Mental Limitations.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Apr, 2024
  • SOARing Over Lunch - May 2024

    The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center holds informal monthly calls designed to help support SOAR efforts across the country.

    Type:
    SOARing Over Lunch
    Date:
    14 May 2024
  • SOAR Supervision Checklist

    SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) case workers assist eligible individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Due to the unique nature of the position, the following are helpful suggestions and reminders when supervising SOAR case workers.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Mar, 2024
  • SOAR Succession Planning

    Staff turnover while there are pending disability applications can confuse and concern the applicant, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and Disability Determination Services (DDS). This checklist helps agencies effectively transfer applications to a new SOAR case worker, resulting in a frustration-free experience for all.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Mar, 2024