The program is called SOAR — Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance, Outreach, Access and Recovery. The Florida Times Union interviewed Kristin Lupfer, the national project director for SOAR technical assistance. She said without a SOAR processor a homeless person’s application has about a 10 percent to 15 percent chance to be accepted the first time it is submitted.
With SOAR, the odds jump to a 65 percent success rate for first-time SSI/SSDI applications. Some programs have success rates in the high 80s, she said.
Escambia Board of County Commissioners and the city of Pensacola need to check this out. Read more.