DI 43515.001 Translation of Foreign Documents

A. Introduction

Foreign language documents must be carefully evaluated for accuracy, validity and authenticity.

B. Policy

Any foreign language document, used as basis for disability determination, must have English translation for the file.

C. Procedure

1. Preparation

  1. a. 

    Remove document for translation from case file.

  2. b. 

    Write wage earner's Social Security number at top of each page.

  3. c. 

    Complete SSA-533-FC (Translation Request) for each document to be translated. Instructions for completion are found in DI 43520.010. (See GN 01704.600 for DO/PC procedures.)

  4. d. 

    Staple document(s) to be translated to SSA-533-FC.

  5. e. 

    Diary according to internal Division of Reconsideration Disability Determination (DRDD) procedure.

2. Dispatch

  1. a. 

    Release folder to Retention in File (RIF) bin.

  2. b. 

    Place SSA-533-FC and material to be translated in Central Translation Section (CTS) bin located in each section.

3. Followup

Followup according to internal DRDD procedure.

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DI 43515.001 - Translation of Foreign Documents - 09/10/2012
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