Claims Specialist

Social Security Administration

About the organization

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 85 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivor benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. We are passionate about supporting our customers by delivering financial support, providing superior customer service, and ensuring the safety and security of your information — helping you secure today and tomorrow. Social Security is committed to helping maintain the basic well-being and protection of the people we serve. We pay benefits to over 60 million people including retirees, children, widows, and widowers. Learn more about us at


As a Claims Specialist with SSA, you will contribute to the Agency's mission through direct and personal service to the public. Claims Representatives interview applicants for benefits, determine a claimant’s initial eligibility for Social Security benefits, and analyze any evidence that will help make that determination.
These employees obtain, clarify, and verify data used to analyze claims and make benefit decisions. A Claims Specialist:
•Provides direct service to the public
•Conducts interviews and adjudicate customer’s claims for retirement, survivors and disability benefits
•Works with beneficiaries to establish continuing eligibility for payment.
•Provides assistance with administrative appeals.
•Authorizes payment
•Offers referral services
•Identifies and investigates potential program abuse
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Qualifying resume with at least 3 years of professional experience. BA degree or higher in any field is acceptable. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable as your GPA will be taken into consideration to determine your salary grade.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

This is an open call for resumes from RPCVs and transitioning Peace Corps staff WITH OR WITHOUT non-competitive eligibility (NCE). Non-Competitive Eligibility is currently being waived. All interested applicants will be considered regardless of your NCE status.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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