Category: Social Security


Attorney Scott Sell and Tina Martin standing outside the Oregon State Capitol, preparing to testify in defense of legal protections for Oregonians living with disabilities.

Victory in the Legislature—TCNF defends access to medical records

In 2015, Cheryl Coon, while working at TCNF, successfully advocated for a state law that required medical facilities to provide one free set of medical…

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An Informative Vox Article on Social Security Disability Insurance

Vox just published an excellent, well-researched article about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). It does a great job of explaining why this program is an…

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2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Social Security Disability Benefits

Most years, Social Security adjusts monthly benefits based on increases in cost of living.  After 2017's paltry .3% adjustment for cost of living, the 2018…

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SSI Overpayment Due to Vehicle Value

At times, we have people who contact us because they have been issued a "Notice of Overpayment" due to resources.  Because SSI is needs-based, to…

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Social Security Training at NARA

TCNF Social Security attorney Melissa Haggerty recently led an educational meeting for mental health and primary care providers at NARA.  NARA is a local non-profit…

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Preparing for a SSI resource meeting

After you receive a favorable decision on your application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will contact you to schedule…

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