Generally, non-English-speaking clients are on equal footing with English-speaking clients when applying for Social Security disability. Still, there are some preventative measures that can be taken to avoid any difficulties for non-English-speaking clients at the hearing, such as complications that may arise due to the client’s inability to communicate effectively in a non-native language. There are advantages to proving that a client cannot read or write in English as well. Most of these suggestions are fairly practical and easy to implement—they simply require attention to detail and a cooperative client.
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