GN BOS00301.350 Non-SSA Translator Services (RTN 100 08–2011)

A. Introduction

A non-SSA translator must be approved under the selection process in GN 00301.350B.1.

B. Approved Translator Services

The following two agencies provide SSA approved translator services for many languages that are otherwise unavailable in the region.

   

NOTE: Due to privacy considerations, do not annotate the claimant’s entire Social Security Number on the SSA-533 when faxing the request to a non-SSA translator. Include your field office (FO) contact information on all SSA-533 forms.

   

Non-SSA Translators in the Boston Region

American Translation Partners
175 Paramount Drive
Raynham MA 02767

Telephone number: 508–823–8892

Fax number: 508–823–8854

  

Fax the translation request directly to American Translation Partners (ATP) using an SSA-533. Include your FO contact information on the SSA-533 form (i.e., name and telephone). Normally, the fee is $60.00 per document.

   

If the fee exceeds $60.00, ATP will contact the requesting FO before completing the translation. Seek approval from the Center for Programs Support (CPS) in the Regional Office when you have a fee quote over $60.00.

    

ATP completes most translations within 2-3 working days. ATP will fax the translation back to the requesting FO along with an invoice for services. FOs should promptly respond to the invoice and pay the fee using the office’s government purchase credit card. Do not use a third party draft to pay the fee. If you encounter any changes or problems, please advise your regional CPS or send PolicyNet Feedback.

      

Non-SSA Translators outside the Boston Region

The Language Bank, Inc.

34W056 Wagner Rd

Batavia, IL 60510

     

Telephone number: 630-406-1277

Toll Free telephone number: 888-852-1444

FAX number: 630-406-0917

     

Fee: Usually $50.00 up to 50 words, longer documents by negotiation.

     

Fax the translation requests to The Language Bank (TLB) using an SSA-533. Include your FO contact information on the SSA-533 (i.e., name and telephone). Normally, the fee is $50.00 per document.

    

If the fee exceeds $50.00, TLB will contact the requesting FO before completing the translation. Seek approval from CPS when you have a fee quote over $50.00.

    

TLB completes most translations within 1-3 days. TLB will fax the translation back to the requesting FO along with an invoice for services. FOs should promptly respond to the invoice and pay the fee using the office’s government purchase credit card. Do not use a third party draft to pay the fee. If you encounter any changes or problems, please advise your regional CPS or send PolicyNet Feedback.

     

Languages Translated

   

ATP and TLB provide translation services for the following languages.

    

Afghan

Frisian

Norwegian

Afrikaans

Georgian

Pashtu

Albania

German

Persian

Amharic

Greek

Polish

Arabic

Gujarati

Portuguese

Armenian

Haitian Creole

Punjabi

Azeri (Azerbaijan)

 

Hebrew

 

Romanian

 

Basque

 

Hindi

 

Russian

 

Bengali

 

Hungarian

 

Serbian (Serbo-Croatian)

 

Brazilian Portuguese

 

Indonesian

 

Sindhi

 

Bulgarian

 

Icelandic

 

Sinhalese

 

Burmese

 

Italian

 

Slovak

 

Byelorussian

 

Japanese

 

Somali

 

Canadian French

 

Javanese

 

Spanish

 

Cantonese

 

Kazak

 

Swahili

 

Catalan

 

Khmer (Cambodian)

 

Swedish

 

Chinese

 

Korean

 

Tagalog (Phillippines)

 

Creole

 

Kurdish

 

Tajik

 

Czech

 

Lao (Laotian)

 

Tamil

 

Danish

 

Latin

 

Thai

 

Dutch

 

Latvian

 

Turkish

 

Estonian

 

Lithuanian

 

Ukrainian

 

Farsi (Persian)

 

Macedonian

 

Urdu

 

Finnish

 

Malagasy

 

Uzbek

 

Flemish

 

Malay-Indonesian

 

Vietnamese

 

French

Mandarin

Welsh

 

Moldovin

 

  

Translation services for other languages are available upon request.


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GN BOS00301.350 - Non-SSA Translator Services (RTN 100 08–2011) - 04/27/2016
Batch run: 05/03/2016
Rev:04/27/2016