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Webinar - Benefits: Social Security Administration
Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Social Security disability benefits are critical sources of income for veterans with disabling mental or physical health conditions, and lead to increased housing stability and improved healthcare outcomes.

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR), is a federal program sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to increase access to disability benefits among people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Since 2006, states report 22,863 approvals on initial SSI/SSDI applications, with an approval rate of 65 percent in an average of 94 days using the SOAR model.

This presentation will describe best practices for utilizing SOAR with veterans who access HVRP services, with special emphasis on justice-involved veterans. Jen Elder and Dazara Ware from the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center at Policy Research Associates, Inc. will be leading the discussion.

Download the presentation for "Benefits: Social Security Administration." (PDF)


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You will receive instructions for joining the training and a link to the training materials when you register. For additional questions, please contact Cindy Borden at or call us at 202-546-1969.

National Veterans Technical Assistance Center Webinar Schedule:

  • Working with your Local CoC, May 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Serving Different Veteran Populations: Young and Aging Veterans, June 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Benefits: Social Security Administration, June 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Removing Legal Barriers to Employment for Veterans in HVRP: Connecting to VA Legal Services, July 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Job-Driven Training, July 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Tools and Services for Rural Programs, July 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Job Retention Approaches, Aug. 6, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Emerging Issues in HVRP, Sept. 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Major Housing Programs, Sept. 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Working with SSVF, Oct. 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Marketing your HVRP - Internet, Brochures, etc., Oct. 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Stand Down Development, Oct. 27, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Stand Down Financing, Oct. 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Services to Homeless Female Veterans; Veterans with Families, Nov. 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Emerging Issues in HVRP, Dec. 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Benefits: Expediting VA Benefits, January 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Stand Down Development, January 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Stand Down Financing, January 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Registered Apprenticeships and WIOA Tools, January 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET

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