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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

As a result of a DRO lawsuit, a judge ruled that Social Security must transfer vulnerable Safety Net clients to a new payee so that they receive their April benefits. Includes SSA statement on how clients can get help. ...more

We are speaking at Town Halls about changes to employment for individuals with I/DD. April 22 in Beaverton, April 23 in Portland. ...more

DRO and Oregon Law Center have filed a lawsuit to protect 700 people in the Portland Metro area from losing their April Social Security benefits. ...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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