Revision 19-3; Effective September 1, 2019

 

 

C-9100 Requirement for Interpreter and Translation Services

Revision 13-3; Effective September 1, 2013

 

All Programs

HHSC is required to provide interpreter services and written translated materials to applicants and recipients who are Limited English Proficient (LEP). HHSC also is required to provide an effective method to communicate with applicants and recipients who indicate they are deaf or hearing impaired. Applicants and recipients indicate on Form H1200, Application for Assistance – Your Texas Benefits, or during an interview that they need interpreter services. For more information on procedures, refer to the MEPD Standard Operating Procedures: MEPD Standard Operating Procedures, available to staff.

 

C-9200 Availability of Translated Written Material

Revision 19-3; Effective September 1, 2019

 

All Programs

Staff must inform applicants and recipients about the availability of written or verbal translation services for written materials HHSC sends to them at application and redetermination.

When staff verbally communicate with Limited English Proficient (LEP) applicants or recipients at the time of application, redetermination and change actions, staff must ensure that applicants or recipients understand the eligibility action (Form H1020, Request for Information or Action, and Form TF0001, Notice of Case Action) being taken and the requirements for the application process (including the request for any missing information).

Note: This requirement is not applicable when staff process the case action without talking with the applicants or recipients.

The Vietnamese Translation Interpreter Form is automatically attached to applicable eligibility notices when Vietnamese is selected as the primary household language.