The Application Process For TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and SCHIP. Chapter 6. The Language Dimension of Applying for Assistance: Strategies to Meet the Needs of Limited English Speakers


This chapter addresses the issues faced by Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals when applying for public benefit programs and the ways that localities have attempted to address these issues. It describes the major strategies used by the study sites to provide language services to LEP applicants, discusses some of the trade-offs associated with different strategies, and summarizes the primary approaches used in each site.

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