TN 3 (09-19)
DI 33010.030 Disability Hearing Unit (DHU): Interpreters for Beneficiaries (or Recipients) with
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) or Individuals Requiring Language Assistance
The disability determination services (DDS) will provide an interpreter free of charge
to any beneficiary (or recipient) requesting language assistance, or when it is evident
that such assistance is necessary to ensure that he or she is not disadvantaged.
The DDS will not require a beneficiary (or recipient) needing language assistance
to provide his or her own interpreter.
The DHU should follow the DDS policy and procedure regarding interpreters for beneficiaries
(or recipients) with LEP or individuals requiring language assistance. Refer to DI
23040.001 and DDSAL 919
REV for complete instructions.