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  • SOAR Webinar: Rural Homelessness

    On this webinar, held on October 12, 2016, the SOAR TA Center and SOAR leaders discussed the challenges and successes implementing and sustaining SOAR in their rural areas.

    Type:
    Webinar
    Date:
    Sep, 2016
  • SOAR in Rural Communities

    While individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness are more visible in urban settings, homelessness is also prevalent in rural areas. The barriers to access Social Security disability benefits can be numerous, but SOAR can assist.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Oct, 2016
  • SOAR for Adults who have HIV/AIDS

    SOAR critical components can also be used effectively for adults who have HIV/AIDS. Here is additional information that will be helpful when assisting this population.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Oct, 2016
  • SOAR Employment Conversation Guide

    The SOAR Employment Conversation Guide is an excellent tool that can help caseworkers begin those tough, but important conversations about work.

    Type:
    Guides
    Date:
    Dec, 2016
  • ALJ Hearings: Prehearing and On the Record (OTR) Reviews

    Once the Request for Hearing has been processed at OHO, both the representative and applicant will receive a notice indicating the case has been successfully transferred to the court’s Master Docket, where cases are screened. At this stage, representatives can request a Prehearing Case Review or an On-the-Record (OTR) review to avoid the need for a hearing. If the OHO office is not able to grant these requests, the applicant retains the right to a hearing. A request for an expedited hearing due to dire need can also be submitted.

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Dec, 2016
  • 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).

    Type:
    Article
    Date:
    Jan, 2017