SSA COVID-19 - Update


SSA's Coronavirus Update Page

Visit SSA's Coronavirus update page for more information about operational changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Relevant updates from SSA for homeless service providers:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focusing on providing specific critical services to people in dire need. We will accept requests for dire need benefit payments, which include:
  • If you did not receive your monthly payment;
  • If you are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; or
  • If your benefits were suspended and can now be reinstated.
  • For critical payments, we will send payments by mail, or we will schedule an appointment for you to visit the office for pickup.
We will take applications for benefits and assist people already receiving benefits. We are prioritizing the critical claims first, including:
  • Disability applications for the most severe disabilities including:
  • Medicare and Medicaid applications necessary for health-care coverage
  • Representative Payee and other changes that ensure you continue to receive benefits.
  • To the extent possible, we will complete all other applications for Retirement, Survivor, Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Questions or Concerns?

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your State Team Lead or SAMHSA SOAR TA Center Liaison.
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is sponsored by SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Disclaimer: The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is sending this Newsflash with support from SAMHSA, HHS. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of HHS or SAMHSA.