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National Center on Law & Elder Rights: Accessing Social Security Administration Services for LEP Individuals

  • 18 Dec 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • WebCast

Accessing Social Security Administration Services
for LEP Individuals

When: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin, including discrimination based on a person’s inability to speak, read, write, or understand English. As a result, certain protections exist for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals to allow them to engage with federal agencies and the programs they fund.  Agencies such as the Social Security Administration have language assistance standards in place to serve LEP individuals. This advanced webcast will cover:

  • Federal authorities governing language access for LEP individuals;
  • General resources for accessing language assistance services throughout the federal government;
  • Language assistance services provided specifically by the Social Security Administration; and
  • How to advocate for your LEP clients when they aren’t getting the language services they need.


  • Denny Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • Tracey Gronniger, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

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