In August and September 2014, Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) conducted a broad survey as another means to gauge what issues are important to people who care about the rights of people with disabilities. Continue Reading 2014 Community Insights Survey results
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 latest stories about Social Security:
The Ticket to Work program has released a new video in ASL about the Ticket to Work program, which offers Social Security disability beneficiaries choices in getting the services and support they need to find work and reach their career goals. DRO offers Ticket to Work services through our Plan for Work program. Continue Reading New video for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Social Security beneficiaries
The ABLE Act gives people with disabilities the opportunity to establish tax-deferred savings accounts to maintain their independence, pursue their dreams and contribute to their communities. Continue Reading Will the ABLE Act help you?
In 2014, DRO, Oregon Law Center, JOIN and other community partners partnered to prevent 1000 people from losing their Social Security benefits by filing a lawsuit after the Social Security Administration shut down Safety Net payee services. Continue Reading DRO intervention helps people receive their Social Security benefits