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Are Non-English-Speaking Applicants Fast-Tracked for SSDI?

Non-English speaking applicants are allegedly fast-tracked through the SSDI application process because of their inability to explain answers because they have no command of the English language. Recently, a Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee wrote a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration raising concerns on this issue.

The writer claimed that individuals who cannot speak English are often fast-tracked for disability approval and do not have to outlast the long wait that many Americans experience. The Social Security Act allows for the consideration of education when deciding if an individual is disabled. This also concerns whether or not an applicant has a command of English. Some say that individuals that this should not be a factor in the education of disability applicants.

If you have a limited ability to speak the English language, this may help you in fast-tracking your application. Don't hesitate to contact a Social Security Disability Insurance lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today to get more information!