Description of Project

Indiana has trained 3 Local Leaders who are located in the following areas; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville.  Several areas around Indiana have active SOAR programs, e.g.) Bloomington, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Northwest Indiana and Evansville. Please see the Contacts tab for more information.

Expectations of Participation in SOAR

When completing SOAR cases, caseworkers are expected to:
  • Serve as the Appointed Representative throughout the application process.
  • Collect all medical records for treatment received in previous years.
  • Waive any fees associated with serving as Appointed Representative or for assistance with the application process or collection of medical records.
  • Write a comprehensive Medical Summary Report that highlights the applicant’s functional impairment through the document of his or her personal, medical, and work history.
  • Track applications and outcomes including approval/denials and time to decision from application submission to receipt of SSA’s decision.*
*Caseworkers are expected to register in the Online Application Tracking system, OAT, and upon receipt of a final decision all cases are to be recorded in the OAT system. Only data regarding cases where SOAR components were used are to be recorded.