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SOAR eNews - April 2014

If you are having trouble viewing the email below, please click here . April 2014 2013 SOAR Outcomes The SOAR TA Center is excited to release the outcomes of SSI/SSDI applications submitted using the SOAR process from 2006 through June 30, 2013. Since SOAR began, more than 19,000 people who were experiencing or at-risk for homelessness have been approved for SSI/SSDI upon initial application through the SOAR approach. An additional 3,000 persons, whose applications were denied initially, were approved on reconsideration or appeal. Taken together, since 2006, the SOAR approach is responsible for assisting 22,100 persons who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness to access Social Security disability benefits. The average approval rate on initial applications is 65 percent, with decisions received in an average of 100 days in 2013. Fifteen states report that they secured new or sustained funding for their SOAR programs,