Social Security

Disability Rights Oregon advocates for the rights of Social Security beneficiaries who have a representative payee. DRO also advocates on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries who are working, or planning to return to work and have a barrier to work. We provide information, referral and advocacy on employment services, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) services, and support services from Employment Networks (ENs) and other providers. (Read our Employment and Plan for Work pages. )


DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) (42 U.S.C. § 1320b-21, P.L. 106-170). PABSS is administered by the Social Security Administration.


Our publications


Social Security Overpayments

FAQ-Rep Payees



Our brochures


DRO – PABSS brochure

DRO – PABSS brochure – Large Print

DRO – CAP brochure DRO – CAP brochure – LargePrint




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