Claims Specialist

Social Security Administration

About the organization

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors 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.


Adjudicates and authorizes entitlement or disallowance actions at all levels of difficulty and complexity under programs administered by SSA. Develops, investigates, and resolves claims and post-entitlement actions that may involve suspension, resumption, adjustment, or termination of eligibility, or payments.

Conducts inquiries and/or interviews to obtain, clarify, and verify information about individual applicants' initial and continuing eligibility for programs administered by SSA. Assists the public by explaining the options for conducting business with SSA, including online services. Informs claimants and/or their representatives about their legal rights and reporting responsibilities.

Examines evidence to evaluate its validity and acceptability in establishing entitlement to benefits, and, when necessary, takes the required developmental actions to obtain all available relevant evidence. Assists the applicant in securing evidence, electronically records the evidence required, and when applicable, prepares and records special determinations of fact. Completes development and evaluation of all facts and evidence. Determines issues in any claim or referred post adjudicative action, prepares formal or informal determinations relating the facts, evidence and issues to the requirements of the law, regulations, policies and precedents. Takes related actions to update or establish SSA records.


Volunteer Service in Peace Corp/VISTA must total at least 1 year.

Must have satisfactory certificate of Peace Corps or VISTA service usually within the past year



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