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.


Our Public Contact Representatives receive extensive training and mentoring in Social Security programs and state laws. They also speak with beneficiaries about their rights under Social Security laws, gather facts and evidence to establish eligibility for benefits, determine benefit amounts to individuals, and use technology to access and update claims information.

Claims Specialists speak with beneficiaries about Social Security benefits. (Field Office or Program Service Center) Watch what Claims Specialists in the Program Service Centers do!
•Interview applicants for benefits.
•Determine a claimant’s initial eligibility for Social Security benefits.
•Analyze evidence that will help make a determination.
•Obtain, clarify, and verify data used to analyze claims and make benefit decisions.


GS-5: Experience that shows ability to perform listed duties OR 4yrs college leading to a bachelor's degree OR a bachelor's degree OR combination of experience & education.

GS-7: Experience that shows ability to perform listed duties OR 1yr of graduate level education OR bachelor's degree & superior academic achievement in a related field OR combination of experience & education.


$37,793-46,815 Starting with Career Ladder Promotion to $69,283

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit resume and proof of Non-Competitive Eligibility to email provided.

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