This position is located in the Northeastern Program Service Center, Jamaica, New York.
The SSA Recent Graduates Program provides Recent Graduates with entry-level developmental experience and is designed to lead to a career in the Federal government. Program participant(s) are placed in excepted service appointments, not-to-exceed 2 years.
This is a career-ladder position leading to the GS-9 grade level.
Once selected as a Benefit Authorizer in SSA, you will make final determinations on benefit entitlement decisions. This includes having direct telephone contact with the public to resolve issues or discrepancies and provide them with their rights under Social Security laws. You will be responsible for adjusting established benefits and effectuating payments and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims.
Legal Administrative Specialists (Benefit Authorizers) determine if applicants are eligible to receive or continue receiving benefits and/or payments for various Social Security programs. They answer questions from callers to Social Security’s 800 number telephone network, resolve issues or discrepancies and explain Social Security program information to the public.