SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery Program (SOAR)
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is designed to increase
access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the
Social Security Administration
(SSA) for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
and have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
Many adults with co-occurring disorders who are homeless have trouble
completing the SSI/SSDI application process and, consequently, have no
consistent source of medical care. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
(SOAR) can help. SOAR is designed to improve access to Social Security
Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for people who
are homeless with disabling conditions such as co-occurring disorders.
Individuals can use the cash assistance from SSI/SSDI to access housing as
well as medical and behavioral health services through Medicaid.
serves homeless individuals in the following counties:
Antelope, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Knox, Madison, Pierce,
Stanton, Thurston, Washington and Wayne counties
This program is
for individuals who are experiencing homelessness and have a
serious mental illness.
If you or someone you know are experiencing 3 out of the 5
conditions, please go to Step Two:
Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness?
Do you have a mental health diagnosis?
Are you currently unemployed?
Do you have a history of hospitalization and/or medical