The SSA strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone. That includes improving access for underserved communities. We aim to reduce language barriers and increase access to Social Security programs, services, and benefits, and we have multilingual resources available to help clients in their preferred language.
What resources are available?
We provide multilingual benefit information online in Spanish – including Retirement, Disability, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) at SeguroSocial.gov.
Our free interpreter services are available by telephone and in person in more than 200 languages to clients who prefer to conduct business in a language other than English. Call 1-800-772-1213 or visit a local office and ask for an interpreter in the preferred language.
Publications and other resources are available in more than 12 languages at www.ssa.gov/multilanguage. These include a sample Social Security Statement and 10 supplemental fact sheets, Social Security Number for Non-Citizens, and the document Understanding the Benefits.
Our Language Access Plan (LAP) showcases our commitment to increase access to benefits and services for people who prefer a language other than English. For more information visit www.ssa.gov/pubs/LAP2022-23.pdf.