Plain Language

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (PDF - 118 KB) requires federal agencies to communicate clearly. 

We commit to write content that you find easy to read and understand. 

What requirements must we follow?

Federal law requires us to use plain language so you can understand:

  • Our benefits and services and how to get them
  • How to file taxes when you receive our benefits or services
  • How to comply with our requirements

We structure our content to help you use our website.

How can I report an issue?

Email us if you have trouble understanding a document or content on our website. 

Give us the name of the document or the webpage address (URL).

Where can I learn more about plain language?

Use plainlanguage.gov to view guidelines, examples, and training opportunities.

Date Last Reviewed:  February 2020