Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, April 01, 2017, Page 8, Image 8

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S moke S ignals
APRIL 1, 2017
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit Advocate
Request for Proposal
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is being conducted by the Social
Service Department for the purpose of obtaining a contractor who has
five plus years’ experience in SSI/SSD advocacy/ benefit determina-
tion and the qualifications to advocate for Tribal members who are
seeking assistance in the application process. Qualified applicants
shall possess the ability to:
• Provide general information to Tribal members and make referrals
regarding SSI/SSD and veteran’s benefits;
• Screen Tribal members who claim their disability does to allow them
to work;
• Refer members to appropriate physical and/or mental health eval-
• Determine the severity of the physical/mental health condition from
reports received. Make recommendations and assist Tribal members
develop an action plan;
• Assist Tribal members in applying for SSI/SSD and or veteran’s
• Assist Tribal members with completing paperwork to file for appeals
for denial of SSI/SSD or veteran’s benefits;
• Refer Tribal members to Tribal member benefits to apply for Tribal
SSI/SSD program;
• Serve as a resource to employees when working with clients that
may benefit from SSI/SSD or veteran services.
Preference will be given to members of the Confederated Tribes
of Grand Ronde and or Indian-owned business registered with the
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde TERO office.
Successful candidates must provide the following insurance:
Commercial General Liability Insurance limits not less than:
• $500,000 General Aggregate Limit;
• $500,000 Personal Injury;
• $500,000 Each Occurrence Limit.
Please submit your proposal to Tammy Garrison by 5 p.m. Friday,
April 21, 2017.
Tammy Garrison, Social Service Department
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
Board seeking younger veterans
The Tribal Veterans Special Event Board is recruiting younger veterans
– Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans – to join.
“Our committee is getting older,” said Veterans SEB Chairman Steve
Bobb Sr., who is a Vietnam War-era Marine Corps veteran.
Members of the Special Event Board attend events as flag carriers and
represent the Tribe and their branch of service.
Veterans interested in volunteering should contact Tribal Council Chief
of Staff Stacia Martin at 503-879-2304 or n
Free Playgroup in
Grand Ronde!
When: First Thursday of each
month 10:00 am-11:30 am
Where: CTGR – Community
Service Center 9615 Grand Ronde
Road Grand Ronde, OR 97347
Who: Parents and caregivers of
children under 5 years.
Why: Come to play, have a snack
and have fun!
Are you frustrated with your diabetes control?
Do you have questions about diabetes?
Do you need help managing your diabetes?
If so…
Call the Medical Clinic today at 503-879-2002
To schedule an individual diabetes education appointment