Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Specialist)

Social Security Administration

About the organization

The Social Security Administration is one of the largest independent Agencies in government with about 60,000 employees. Nearly half work in about 1,200 field offices.

The majority of positions at Social Security involve working directly with the public, with multiple positions located throughout the country. Our employees receive extensive training and mentoring in Social Security programs and state laws. They also speak with beneficiaries about their rights under the laws, gather facts and evidence to establish eligibility to benefits, determine benefits amounts to individuals, and use technology to access and update claims information.

Duties

Claims Specialists interview applicants for benefits, determine a claimant's initial eligibility for Social Security benefits, and analyze any evidences that will help make that determination. These employees obtain, clarify, and verify data used to analyze claims and make benefit decisions.

This is a developmental position leading to the full performance level of GS-11. Closer supervision and technical guidance and/or on-the-job training are provided. Duties are gradually broadened so the incumbent is eventually performing all of the duties of the full performance level.

At the full performance level, the incumbent will conduct interviews with the public to obtain, clarify and verify information about initial and continuing eligibility for retirement, survivors, disability health insurance benefits and eligibility for supplemental security income including State supplements; resolve discrepancies, clarify issues and make final decisions for initial and post-entitlement for benefits and payments; adjudicate and authorize entitlement or disallowance actions at all levels of difficulty and complexity under programs administered by SSA; and use state of-the-art technology to access and update claims information.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Education

GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree. One year of study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.

GS-7: One full year of graduate level education in any field. One year of full-time graduate study is defined as 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours OR a combination of graduate level education and the specialized experience as described below OR a Bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement.

GS-9: Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or successful completion of two academic years of progressively higher graduate education, or LL.B. or J.D.

Meet and deal ability is required.

Salary

$41,335 - $75,777 (GS5 - GS11)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please email letter of interest, resume, NCE Statement (if available) and transcripts (if available)

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