(This Policy Directive Replaces PO #05-37-0PE)
This policy directive has been revised to inform staff that the Required Action section has been updated to include additional direction on providing interpreter assistance in regard to:
* The offer of interpreter services without the applicant/participant having made such a request;
* An applicant/participant's use of his/her own interpreter during an interview;
* The protection of the application filing date and referral to the Customer Service and Information Center (CSIC) in a Model Office when no interpreter services are available;
* The assurance that interpreters for LESA individuals maintain client confidentiality.