Since 1978, many preprinted Social Security notices, both pre-adjudicative and post-adjudicative,
have been translated into Spanish and sent to individuals who meet one of the 5 criteria
(see C.1. below) and/or have the Spanish indicator in the MBR. However, the Spanish
“cover notice” attached to notices of adverse decisions has been the most common way of written
communication with the Spanish speaking title II population.
In order to provide better service to the Spanish speaking population, beginning in
September 1994, MCS will automatically produce a complete Spanish award, abatement,
withdrawal or disallowance notice for individuals with Spanish language indicators.
MCS will also automatically produce a Spanish cover sheet for notices which require
Notices from the other object programs, such as MADCAP, will continue to need "cover
notices" until such time as they are produced in Spanish.