Announcing the formation of RDBO!

I am very pleased to announce the formation of Refugee Disability Benefits of Oregon (RDBO), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization where I will continue to represent and advocate on behalf of disabled refugees in Oregon seeking Social Security disability benefits. As of June 3, I will no longer practice at Swanson, Thomas, Coon and Newton but instead will devote 100% of my time to this effort.

Refugee Disability Benefits of Oregon will have a unique approach in which I will work closely with case managers and counselors for refugees, to ensure that initial applications for SSI and required reports are done promptly and in a manner that assists refugees in their cases. Of course I will also do everything I’ve been doing for clients at the law firm, including representation at hearings and in appeals.