(SOAR) Webinar: Using the SOAR Model with SSA Appeals
SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access, and Recovery), a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national technical assistance program that helps people who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness to access SSA disability benefits.
While we do our best to help eligible individuals get approved on the initial application, sometimes the application is denied and we need to help someone through the appeals process. Appeals may also be necessary when we meet someone who has already applied and been denied or if we were not able to provide sufficient evidence for the initial application.
In this webinar we will introduce our updated SOAR Appeals Toolkit designed to assist SOAR providers with appealing SSI/SSDI denials. Our guest speakers who work with appeals will guide you through a few sections of the toolkit. Each will offer practice tips on effectively representing SOAR applicants with appeals at the Reconsideration and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) levels. You will learn more about how to partner with your local Legal Aid advocates to ensure continued representation with hearings. Also, you will learn more about how to represent applicants with appeals during the age of COVID-19.
Join us on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET!