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Working As A Social Security Specialist

  • $44,741

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Social Security Specialist does

  • Obtain all medical providers contact information and medications in order to submit claim online for benfits.
  • Prepare letters to clients, social security administration, doctors, and schools.
  • Aided clients in obtaining medical records for claims.
  • Managed cases and completed 3 15-page briefs per week in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Studied unemployment reports and earnings records to identify which type of benefits the client qualifies for by earnings and household income.
  • Ensured claims were received at SSA/ODAR office in timely manner.
  • Attended phone calls, concluded the nature of calls and assisted callers to the proper department.
  • Prepared, submitted and followed up with all Medicaid applications.
  • Educated consumers who received social security benefits, and were considering starting or returning to work.
  • Provide excellent customer service to both current and potential clients ensuring the ultimate client experience throughout the disability claim process.
  • Interviewed potential clients and worked with an attorney to determine if the firm would represent them.
  • Served as liaison between Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Office and Office of Hearings and Appeals and the client.
  • Interpreted and transcribed legal documents and medicals records (abbreviations, medical terms, and diagnostic codes).
  • Represent claimants at their disability hearings.
  • Maintain accurate and concise records for 150 + clients including monthly client contact and medical development of the claimants' case.
  • Worked as a claimant's advocate from Initial claims level to ALJ level.
  • Scheduled all potential client interviews for six office locations.
  • Assist Sr. Director, Finance / Controller with document management when needed.
  • Conducted initial consults with potential Social Security Disability clients.
  • Direct contact with Clients, Social Security Administration, Worker's Compensation, Dependent Benefits & Long Term Disability Benefits.

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Social Security Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

65.7%

Male

32.5%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

82.6%

Hispanic or Latino

10.7%

Asian

5.2%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Italian

14.3%

Portuguese

7.1%

Chinese

7.1%

French

7.1%

Hmong

7.1%

Russian

7.1%
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Social Security Specialist Education

Schools

University of Louisville

10.4%

University of Phoenix

10.4%

Wayne State University

6.3%

Georgetown University

6.3%

Community College of Vermont

4.2%

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

4.2%

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

4.2%

Marist College

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

American University

4.2%

Kennesaw State University

4.2%

Trident Technical College

4.2%

Northwestern Michigan College

4.2%

Tri-County Technical College

4.2%

Oakland University

4.2%

Orange Coast College

4.2%

University of Southern California

4.2%

Arkansas Tech University

4.2%

Capella University

4.2%

San Diego State University

4.2%
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Majors

Law

16.7%

Legal Support Services

16.0%

Business

14.8%

Criminal Justice

5.6%

Psychology

4.3%

Social Work

4.3%

Accounting

4.3%

Management

3.7%

Elementary Education

3.7%

General Studies

3.7%

Educational Leadership

3.7%

Mental Health Counseling

2.5%

Legal Studies

2.5%

Nursing

2.5%

Communication

2.5%

Sociology

1.9%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.9%

Real Estate

1.9%

Computer Science

1.9%

History

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

22.9%

Other

22.1%

Masters

17.1%

Doctorate

14.2%

Associate

12.9%

Certificate

9.2%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Social Security Specialist

SocialSecurityDisabilityDisabilityBenefitsMedicalRecordsSocialSecurityAdministrationAssistSRCustomerServiceIncomeMedicaidPotentialClientsSupplementalAdministrativeLawHearingsOdarDataEntryDisabilityDeterminationMedicalProvidersPhoneCallsClientContactCommunityResourcesLegalDocumentsHighVolume

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Top Social Security Specialist Skills

  1. Social Security Disability
  2. Disability Benefits
  3. Medical Records
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Represented adults and children in Social Security disability claims, as described above.
  • Case Management and Subject Matter Expert to determine and Validate Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Understand medical terminology and interpret medical records in order to present a case before a judge.
  • Interact professionally and timely with claimants, medical providers, and the Social Security Administration
  • Assist Sr. Director, Finance / Controller with filing and retrieving files when is needed.

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