Language Access Policy

New York State's Language Access Policy requires Executive State agencies that provide direct public services to offer interpretation services in the language requested and provide important forms and documents in at least the top 12 most commonly spoken languages in New York State, in addition to English. This helps the State to overcome language barriers to public services and programs for people with Limited English Proficiency. At the moment, the top twelve languages are: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Yiddish, Bengali, Korean, Haitian Creole, Italian, Arabic, Polish, French, and Urdu.

Read NYSIF's Language Access Plan.

Please call NYSIF at 1-888-875-5790 to access free language interpretation services, in accordance with NYSIF's Language Access Policy.

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