PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987
101 STAT. 1330-307
larly the chronically mentally ill) from receiving and appropriately using benefits, including— (1) the creation of cooperative approaches between the Social Security Administration, State and local governments, shelters for the homeless, and other providers of services to the homeless; (2) the establishment, where appropriate, of multi-agency SSI Outreach Teams (as described in subsection (c)), to facilitate communication between the agencies and staff involved in taking and processing claims for SSI and other benefits by the homeless who use shelters; (3) special efforts to identify homeless individuals who are potentially eligible for SSI or other benefits under the Social Security Act; (4) the provision of special assistance to the homeless in applying for benefits, including assistance in obtaining and developing evidence of disability and supporting documentation for nondisability-related eligibility requirements; (5) the provision of special training and assistance to public and private agency staff, including shelter employees, on disability eligibility procedures and evidentiary requirements; (6) the provision of ongoing assistance to formerly homeless individuals to ensure their responding to information requests related to periodic redeterminations of eligibility for SSI and other benefits; (7) the provision of assistance in ensuring appropriate use of benefit funds for the purpose of enabling homeless individuals to obtain permanent housing, nutrition, and physical and mental health care, including the use, where appropriate, of the disabled individual's representative payee for case management services; and (8) such other procedures and services as the Secretary may approve. (c) SSI OUTREACH TEAM PROJECTS.—(1) If a State applies for funds under this section for the purpose of establishing a multi-agency SSI Outreach Team, the membership and functions of such Team ^ ^ shall be as follows (except as provided in paragraph (2)): (A) The membership of the Team shall include a social services case worker (or case workers, if necessary); a consultative medical examiner who is qualified to provide consultative examinations for the Disability Determination Service of the State; a disability examiner, from the State Disability Determination Service; and a claims representative from an office of the Social Security Administration. (B) The Team shall have designated members responsible for— (i) identification of homeless individuals who are potentially eligible for SSI or other benefits under the Social Security Act; (ii) ensuring that such individuals understand their rights under the programs; (iii) gissisting such individuals in applying for benefits, including assistance in obtaining and developing evidence "' Copy read "team".