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Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Information and resources for working with persons with limited English proficiency

Minnesota's population is rapidly changing and growing. Many recent arrivals are new Americans who will face linguistic and cultural barriers as they work to become self-sufficient. Read more background information

DHS has been translating selected DHS documents since 2000 to provide meaningful access to program information and benefits for individuals with Limited English proficiency. In some situations translation services might be available. Learn more about translation services and translated documents.

Multilingual Referral Line (MRL) services

The Multilingual Referral Line (MRL) services are owned by the Department of Human Services and operated by contracted vendors. Clients with LEP can reach an operator who speaks their language (live or voicemail) to be referred to the appropriate state or county human services provider. There is no cost to clients with LEP to use these lines.

Attention. If you need free help interpreting content in this website, ask your worker or call the number below for your language.

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