The U.S. Department of the Treasury will pay all federal benefit and non-tax payments electronically. Benefit recipients can choose to receive their payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to aDirect Express® Debit MasterCard® card account.


Information is provided on the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for employment, transportation, buildings, and communications. Other information includes sources for adaptive equipment, sign interpreters, and other services.


Community Education and Outreach is focused on increasing public understanding about the needs and issues related to people with disabilities, breaking down attitudinal as well as physical barriers. “Windmills”, a disability sensitivity training conducted with business and agency personnel helps to eliminate stereotyping and attitudinal barriers.


  Technical Assistance is offered to businesses, agencies, and government entities to help identify and remove architectural and communication barriers through ADA accessibility surveys and ADA trainings.


A Resource Library located in the SPOKES office contains information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws, information on rare disorders, disability awareness videos, building codes, and other disability related information.
Wed May 07 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Oregon Commission for the Blind Vision Class
Thu May 08 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Tue May 13 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness Support Group
Tue May 27 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Recreation Group
Wed Jun 04 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Oregon Commission for the Blind Vision Class
Tue Jun 10 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness Support Group
Thu Jun 12 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Tue Jun 24 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Recreation Group

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All meetings and events are held in a wheelchair accessible location.  Please notify us 48 HOURS in advance if you need an assistive listening system, sign language interpreter or materials in an alternate format.  Call 541-883-7547 v/tty
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Motorized wheelchairs, also referred to as power or electric chairs, are best suited for individuals who do not have strength or functionality in the upper torso and arms to operate a manual chair. Power wheelchairs come in an array of models with different features, and are suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

You will find front, center and rear-wheel drive models and each offers specific attributes for handling.



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Disability Benefits
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
Disability Starter Kit

The Disability Starter Kit will help you get ready for your disability interview or online application. Kits are available for adults and for children under age 18.

The starter kits provide information about the specific documents and the information that we will request from you. We will ask for more details during your interview or when you complete the online Disability Report.

The kits also provide general information about the disability programs and our decision-making process that can help take some of the mystery out of applying for disability benefits.

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