The instructions in this transmittal apply only to the following Spanish language
applications; SSA-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, and 8000. Also
covered by these instructions are two SSI redetermination forms, the SSA-8200F4 and
Under these instructions, applications and the SSA-8200F4 will be offered when available
if there is a bilingual interviewer in the office who can conduct the interview in
Spanish. Mail the SSA-8202 to recipients based on the presence of the Spanish indicator
on the SSR. Enclose the English version of the SSA-8202 along with a cover letter
indicating that either version of the form can be used.
Because all items of Spanish language applications are numbered to exactly correspon
to the equivalent English application, no translation should be necessary. Occasionally
an entry must be made that requires the use of Spanish terminology such as the claimant's
occupation. When this occurs, make the entry using Spanish terminology with the English
translation appearing in parentheses above the Spanish entry. Remarks or narratives
will be written in English on the Form SSA-795, Statement of Claimant or Other Person.
Complete any other forms used during the claims taking process in English on the English
version of the form.
Notice instructions have been separated from application instructions due to the introduction
of a simplified set of criteria to be used in identifying claimants who should be
offered Spanish applications.