Social Security Data for Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences

On October 14, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order entitled “Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs.” This Executive Order establishes a President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and also the Office of the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), housed at the Department of Education.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an active member of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Federal Inter-Agency Working Group.

The Initiative will work to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in Federal programs in which AAPIs may be underserved.

SSA's Open Government supports the Executive Order providing background information with quick and easy access to AAPI information. In addition, it is intended to be a resource in our efforts to better serve our AAPI public and beneficiaries.

The data includes Asian and Pacific Islander (API) language preferences captured through claims processes for Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.

It also includes API language information on requests for telephone interpreter services call volume and the number of bi- or multilingual Social Security employees who volunteer their services as an interpreter and/or translator in API languages.

Alternatively, you can browse our complete list of data sets by visiting our Social Security Data catalog.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences

Yearly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Social Security Retirement & Survivors

This dataset provides annual volumes of the Social Security Retirement & Survivors initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2010 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Quarterly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Social Security Retirement & Survivors

This dataset provides quarterly volumes of the Social Security Retirement & Survivors initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2013 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Yearly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences Among Initial Claims – Social Security Disability Insurance

This dataset provides annual volumes of the Social Security Disability initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2010 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Quarterly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Social Security Disability Insurance

This dataset provides quarterly volumes of the Social Security Disability initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2013 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Yearly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Supplemental Security Income (Aged)

This dataset provides annual volumes of SSI Aged initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2010 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Quarterly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Social Supplemental Security Income (Aged)

This dataset provides quarterly volumes of SSI Aged initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2013 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Yearly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Supplemental Security Income (Blind & Disabled)

This dataset provides annual volumes of SSI Blind & Disabled initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2010 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Quarterly Data for Asian & Pacific Islander Language Preferences among Initial Claims – Supplemental Security Income (Blind & Disabled)

This dataset provides quarterly volumes of SSI Blind & Disabled initial claims at the national level from federal fiscal year 2013 and onwards for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Telephone Interpreter Services (TIS) – Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language Yearly Dataset

This dataset displays our national TIS call volume for over 45 API languages for the last three fiscal years.  A fiscal year runs from October through September.  We will continue to add a new column to this report at the end of each fiscal year.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Telephone Interpreter Services (TIS) – Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language Fiscal Year Quarterly Dataset

This dataset displays our quarterly national TIS call volume for over 45 API languages for the current fiscal year.  A fiscal year runs from October through September and a quarter is broken into a three-month timeframe within a fiscal year.  We will continue to add a new column to this report at the end of every fiscal year quarter.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Bilingual Employee – Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language Yearly Dataset

This dataset displays our yearly national number of bi- or multilingual employees who volunteer their services as an interpreter and/or translator in their identified Asian and Pacific Islander (API) language.  The report shows that we have over 1,700 self-identified employees who are bi- or multilingual in over 50 API languages and dialects.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences Bilingual Employee – Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language Semi-Annual Dataset

This dataset displays our semi-annual national number of bi- or multilingual employees who volunteer their services as an interpreter and/or translator in their identified Asian and Pacific Islander (API) language.  The report shows that we have over 1,700 self-identified employees who are bi- or multilingual in over 50 API languages and dialects.

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