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Social Security Medicare Publications - Available Online in Foreign Languages

Social Security has added foreign language publications to their website. Several Medicare publications are now available in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Greek, Haitian-Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

To help non-English speaking Medicare beneficiaries with the application for extra help, several publications are available:

  •  "What You Need to Complete the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs";
  • "Getting Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs- Life Insurance: Face and Cash Values"; and
  • "Getting Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs- Income and Resource Limits".

The publications will be available on the following sites:

Instruction sheets in 15 foreign languages are also available at These can be used to assist applicants in completing the "Application for Help with Prescription Drug Plan Costs"(Form SSA-1020).