SOAR Webinar Announcement


Webinar: SOAR Representation with Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs)


Join us for our next webinar on Wednesday, November 19, 3:00-4:30pm (EST).
A very common “post entitlement” issue that SOAR providers will encounter are Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). CDRs are periodic reviews to determine that SSI and SSDI recipients continue to be eligible for disability benefits. This is a genuine threat to a SOAR applicant’s continued receipt of benefits, and many applicants will receive notice of CDR in the coming year.  SOAR providers are not expected to represent their applicants indefinitely. However, if you have worked well with an applicant and know his or her SSI/SSDI situation, it may be easy for you to help with problems that may arise with their benefits.   Presenters will provide an in depth description of CDRs, paying close attention to “triggers for review” and will cover the SOAR providers role in assisting with CDRs.

This webinar is recommended for SOAR Coordinators, SOAR Trainers, SOAR Leaders, and for individuals who would like more information on how CDR’s can affect disability benefits.
  
Presenters:
<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Alexander Balaban, Chief, External Contacts Region at New Jersey Division of Disability Determination Services in Newark, NJ, will provide a description of the CDR process, triggers for review, medical improvement standard and the sequential evaluation for CDRs.
<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Gai Lorenzen, Managing Attorney at LAW (Legal Action of Wisconsin) in Racine, WI, will discuss practice tips on how to assist with CDRs.




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Reminder: Homeless and Healthcare Systems Integration TA is Available - HUD is Accepting New Requests


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Reminder: Homeless and Healthcare Systems Integration TA is Available - HUD is Accepting New Requests


HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, in collaboration with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently announced the availability of onsite technical assistance (TA) to assist Continuum of Care (CoC), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) recipients with carrying out planning efforts designed to increase housing participants’ access to healthcare resources.
The SNAPs – HOPWA TA Announcement: Housing & Health (H2) Initiative flyer outlines the specific steps CoCs can follow to request this TA. CoCs are encouraged to seek out this opportunity as a way to strengthen programmatic performance on a key goal of the CoC program – to facilitate access to and effective utilization of mainstream resources. Specifically, this TA will support your communities with strengthening linkages between housing and healthcare for participants of HUD-assisted housing on a systems level. All communities, regardless of size, geographic location, relative size of the homeless population and range of healthcare opportunities available through Medicaid will be considered for this TA. The first round of communities will be selected in December 2014.


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