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

 

 


 

Our latest stories about Social Security:

 

 

 

DRO intake team gives helpful information about Social Security appeals

A woman called us because her mother was experiencing homelessness and was about to have her Social Security benefits–her only income–garnished for legal fees. Our intake specialist explained the rules about garnishment, sent her information about garnishment, and referred her to another legal resource. The caller let us know that they got an exemption to… Continue Reading DRO intake team gives helpful information about Social Security appeals

DRO helps American Council of the Blind make sure that Social Security provides alternate formats

DRO joined forces with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Heller Ehrman LLP and the National Senior Citizens Law Center to file a class action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) for failing to make critical benefits communications available in alternate formats to people with visual impairments. Continue Reading DRO helps American Council of the Blind make sure that Social Security provides alternate formats