The SOAR Model for Increasing Access to SSI/SSDI Among Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Who are Justice-Involved
Kristin Lupfer, MSW, and Dazara D. Ware, MPC, National SOAR Technical Assistance Center at Policy Research Associates, Inc.
WHEN: May 8, 2013
This webinar will provide an overview of SOAR – SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery – an approach with demonstrated success for improving access to SSI/SSDI for those who are eligible.
SOAR trainers will explain how SSI/SSDI benefits can increase access to income, housing, health insurance, treatment and other supportive services. They will review disability criteria, present a flowchart for evaluating eligibility, and explain regulations around when benefits are suspended versus terminated if a person is incarcerated. They will walk through the application process and provide examples of SOAR’s impact for justice-involved persons with behavioral health needs.