North Dakota

North Dakota

Description of Project

North Dakota began participating with SOAR in 2010.  SSA and DDS have approved the SOAR Process statewide and provided points of contact in each SSA district office and DDS Public Relations Officer (PRO). For more information please see Contacts tab for detailed contact information for your State Team Leads and Local Leads.

Expectations of Participation in SOAR

The North Dakota SOAR program focuses on individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The SOAR process can also be used to serve anyone in North Dakota who is eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Individuals may become eligible to utilize the SOAR model by completing the SOAR Online Course. North Dakota has phased out the in-person training, so please check out the SOAR Online Course.

Prior to beginning the online curriculum, individuals are encouraged to contact the State Team Lead or SOAR TA Center to discuss their training needs and expectations. 


Outcomes Tracking:

North Dakota SOAR Providers are encouraged to use the Online Application Tracking (OAT) which is available at  The SOAR TA Center can answer questions about the OAT system. Using OAT is a FREE, web-based program and extremely user-friendly. Folks report, it only takes 2 minutes per case to enter required data! It is expected that SOAR-trained caseworkers will enter data about their SSI/SSDI applications using the SOAR model as they complete each application. For more information please email