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Using OAT for SOAR

By Melina Lasater, THN VISTA SOAR State Coordinator

Did you know there is a step-by-step guide on how to set up OAT? Download the guide and set yours up today!

Why Track Outcomes?

  • Expand your SOAR initiative
  • Persuade potential partners to join your SOAR effort by showing your achievements
  • Monitor caseworkers’ approval rates and use of SOAR core components to better target technical assistance and refresher training
  • Sustain local, state, and Federal SOAR efforts – outcomes are essential!

The SOAR Online Application Tracking (OAT) Program

  • Track’s SOAR-claims, SSI/SSDI applications
  • Records decisions on applications, including appeals
  • Summarizes outcomes in reports that can be used for sustainability efforts
  • Is located on a secure server with no personally identifiable information
  • Takes 5 minutes or less to enter data on each application – the SOAR OAT Data Form can help you gather information
  • Incurs no cost to you or your agency


For caseworkers…

  • Track your SOAR applications online anytime
  • Have all your application outcomes in one place

For agency leads, supervisors…

  • Track performance by individual or all case managers
  • Have easy access to reports for quality review purposes

For state and local leads…

  • Access reports on application outcomes anytime
  • Prepare agency reports by date
  • Generate separate reports for initial applications and appeals

So start using it today!

Using OAT for SOAR
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