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:
- Multilanguage http://www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage,
- Main Medicare http://www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp, and
- Medicare Outreach http://www.socialsecurity.gov/organizations/medicareoutreach2/.
Instruction sheets in 15 foreign languages are also available at www.socialsecurity.gov. These can be used to assist applicants in completing the "Application for Help with Prescription Drug Plan Costs"(Form SSA-1020).