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


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Our latest stories about Social Security:




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The struggle for equality

*This post originally appeared on and was written for the website for the organization Nasty Women Get Shit Done.  We’re grateful that you included respecting people with disabilities among the values that you seek to uphold. The fight for disability rights is part of the larger struggle for equality. People with disabilities strive to achieve the… Continue Reading The struggle for equality

Other bills signed into law

Disability Rights Oregon tracked many other bills during the 2017 legislative session. Many of those fell outside of our legislative agenda. Below are the ones that the Governor signed into law. Mental Health Conditions SB 64 Renames “mental disease or defect” to “qualifying mental disorder” in criminal and certain juvenile statutes. Effective date, January 1,… Continue Reading Other bills signed into law