All translation requests submitted to TPWU must use Form SSA-533 (Translation Request).
When faxing a translation request to TPWU, include the full name, email address and
telephone number of the person requesting the translation of the document (all entries
must be legible). A fax cover sheet is not required.
Most items on the Form SSA-533 are self-explanatory. However, since a Form SSA-533
must be completed for each document which is to be translated, show the total number
of documents being referred for each case at the top of the form. For example, if
four documents require translation, Forms SSA-533 should show: “1 of 4,” “2 of 4,”
“3 of 4” and “4 of 4.” In addition, if translation of an entire document is not necessary,
requesters should specify the information that is needed in item 5 (facts to be proved).
See GN 00301.365 for detailed instructions on completing the SSA-533.
Exception to using the SSA-533: See GN 01704.600B. for instructions on handling bilingual liaison forms with short remarks in German,
Italian, or French for totalization claims.