Successfully Implementing SOAR: Lessons Learned for Six States
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs provide cash assistance to individuals who have disabilities that limit work. The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) initiative aims to improve access to these critical benefits for people who are homeless and with disabling conditions, using a multi-pronged strategy to mitigate the most common challenges they face when applying for SSI/SSDI. This brief describes SOAR and the factors that help states and communities successfully implement the initiative.
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