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Language Access Issues in Social Security and Medicare

Tuesday October 08

  • By: National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Webinar (Live)
  • Contact:
    National Senior Citizens Law Center
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Free Webinar

Limited English proficient (LEP) older adults face common issues in accessing federally administered public benefits, in particular Social Security and Medicare.
• More than 3.3 million of America's seniors are not fluent in English, and a significant number of these are low-income.
• 38% of elderly applicants for SSI asked to be interviewed in a language other than English.
While translation and interpretation are vital to navigating complex public benefit programs, too often LEP individuals fail to get this help.



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