What is SOAR?
Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) helps communities increase access to SSI/SSDI benefits for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. SOAR caseworkers do not charge fees to the clients they are assisting for applying for benefits.
To obtain more information about the SOAR process, please contact a Local SOAR Lead in your area.
Social Security Forms, POMs, & Helpful Links
There are many forms that the Social Security Administration requires when filing an SSI/SSDI claim. There are also required forms that need to be completed and summited when working with a SOAR representative. Below are some of these forms and Program Operations Manual System (POMS) the Disability Determination Services (DDS) will evaluate when making a determination. The POMS is a primary source of information used by Social Security employees to process claims for Social Security benefits.
- All Social Security Forms
- SSA-3375 (Child to 1st Birthday)
- SSA-3376 (1 to 3rd Birthday)
- SSA-3377 (3 to 6th Birthday)
- SSA-3378 (6 to 12th Birthday)
- SSA-3379 (12 to 18th Birthday)
- POMS Home Page
- Adult Listing of Impairments
- Child Listing of Impairments
- Appointment of Representative
- SI 00835.060 Transients, Homeless Individuals, and LA/ISM Determinations
- DI 10501.015 Tables of SGA Earnings Guidelines and Effective Dates Based on Year of Work Activity
- DI 90070.050 Adjudicating a Claim Involving Drug Addiction or Alcoholism (DAA)
- Only individuals who have completed the SOAR Online Course can submit SOAR applications. Anyone may take the SOAR Online Course.
- These courses are designed to help anyone who is interested in learning more about submitting Adult (age 18+), and Child (under age 18) SSI/SSDI applications who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
- Enrollment is free for both courses!
- For questions regarding the SOAR course, please contact the SOAR State Team Lead.
Online Application Tracking (OAT)
- The Wyoming SOAR program utilizes the OAT system to report outcomes.
- According to the 2020 SOAR Outcome Report, there were 4,265 approvals on initial applications.
- Decisions on SOAR-assisted initial applications were received in an average of 115 days in 2020 with a National allowance rate of 65%.
- In Wyoming, decisions on SOAR-assisted initial applications were received in an average of 115 days with an allowance rate of 73%.
- It is estimated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that in 2020 alone, SSI/SSDI payments for the individuals served by SOAR brought over $518 million into economies of participating states and localities.
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