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 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