Category: Disability


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Disability Rights Oregon and the Oregon Law Center have filed a class action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration, alleging that its handling of a troubled nonprofit organization -- Safety Net of Oregon -- is illegal and imperils the financial stability of hundreds of disabled individuals.

On March 6, the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General served a federal search warrant on Safety Net of Oregon, a nonprofit that…

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Disability Determination Services Meeting

Cheryl Coon leads a continuing series of meetings with agency leaders and staff to improve communication and representation for disabled individuals seeking social security disability…

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Are Disability Benefits Taxable?

It's time to visit this question, which always comes up this time of year.  If the question concerns SSI benefits, the answer is clear.  SSI…

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What is a Disability Freeze?

In my last blog, I described Mary, a 63-year-old woman who quit work due to her health and opted for early retirement benefits.   Then, she…

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Training on Disability Applications and Function Reports

Cheryl Coon and Erin Daniels will offer a training in how to fill out disability applications and function reports at Lutheran Community Services, SE Portland.

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How much will my disability payments increase in 2014?

Since 1975, disability recipients have received automatic increases each year, tied to consumer prices. In 2014, that increase is expected to be approximately 1.5 percent,…

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