SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is an approach that helps states increase access to mainstream benefits for people who have are homeless or at risk of homelessness through providing free Social Security application assistance.
- Nationally, about 28 percent of those who apply for these benefits without using the SOAR process are approved on initial application. Appeals take an average of one year to complete without using the SOAR process.
- During 2018, 55 percent of initial Idaho SOAR applications were approved in an average of 79 days. On appeal, 37 percent were approved with an average of 210 days to decision.
If you would like to know if you are on the Idaho SOAR case manager list or to update your information, please email SOAR inquiries.
The online course is time intensive; course completion takes 16-20 hours. While enrollees can complete the course as a team, all submissions must be independent. To become an Idaho SOAR case manager, you must attend an online course review session. For questions about SOAR trainings, please email SOAR trainings.
SOAR Case Manager Resources and Online Application Tracking
The SOAR Online Application Tracking (OAT) system is available to anyone who has completed the SOAR training. It is a simple to use data system that helps to assess the need in Idaho for many assistance programs and may help find funding to be used for SOAR activities.
For technical assistance, including support for action-plan implementation, training observations with feedback, assistance with tracking outcomes to document success, and help with accessing additional resources, please email the SOAR inquiries.
If you would like to know if you are on the Idaho SOAR case manager list or to update your information, please email the SOAR inquiries.