SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
The Nevada SOAR project aims to fulfill objectives outlined in the Nevada Interagency Council on Homelessness’ (NVICH) 2015 Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The NVICH has determined SOAR to be an essential resource for providing effective wraparound services to those affected by homelessness.
SOAR certification is completed in two parts:
- Part I is the online course, which simulates a case scenario where trainees participate in interviews, review documentation and submit forms and written material for review and feedback. https://soarworks.prainc.com/content/soar-online-course-catalog
- Part II is our SOAR Review Training, which is a 6-hour live course provided by the Nevada SOAR team. This training covers the critical components to providing effective SOAR services, as well as addresses important Nevada-specific processes for submitting SOAR claims within the state.
NV SOAR Practice:
In order to submit SOAR applications in Nevada, all service providers must have completed both parts of SOAR training, thereby obtaining SOAR Certification.
SOAR certified practitioners must meet the following criteria:
- Providers will not use the Nevada SOAR process for clients who do not meet SOAR criteria: homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Providers will not collect fees for services rendered using the SOAR process.
- Providers will participate in follow up training, and are encouraged to submit redacted copies of MSRs for quality review.
- Providers must submit SOAR outcomes through the outlined process provided during the SOAR Review Training.
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