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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. A U.S. District Court judge has awarded attorney fees to the plaintiffs. ...more

This NPR talk show sets out the national debate on mental health. It includes sponsors of a House bill that would make it easier to force involuntary mental health treatment, and The National Disability Rights Network's Curt Decker. ...more

We now have Easy Voters' Guides and an audio Voters' Guide available on our website, for the May 20 Primary Election. ...more

The National Commission on Voting Rights needs to hear from YOU about your experiences voting. Please attend this Seattle hearing on Monday, April 28 if you are a voter in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana- and speak up! ...more

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Public Utility Commission Emergency Medical Certificates

Does someone in your household require ongoing medical care? Are you worried your electric, natural gas or telephone service might be discontinued? The PUC's Emergency Medical Certificate Program can help.

If you are, you should know Oregon’s regulated utilities offer a program to allow special payment arrangements to avoid having your telephone, electric and gas service from being shut off if you fall behind on paying your bills.  It’s known as the Emergency Medical Certificate Program.  The purpose of the program is to allow customers who are under a doctor’s care more lenient time payment arrangements.  This allows the customer to get caught up and allows a utility to collect on the debt.

Click here for details.

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