CAREER

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$47,110

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs Do

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.

Other Job Titles Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs May Have

Business Employment Specialist, Case Manager, Eligibility Examiner, Eligibility Specialist, Housing Specialist, Medicaid Analyst, Program Eligibility Specialist, Work Force Advisor, Workforce Services Representative (WSR)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Workforce Development Training Fund - Program Lead ,

Department of Workforce Services

I interact with businesses throughout Wyoming, as they apply for training grants for their employees, interns, apprentices, and potential new hires. I draft contracts, manage existing contracts, and complete final report reviews for contracts that have ended. I am on the computer and phone most of the day.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Interpret and explain information such as eligibility requirements, application details, payment methods, and applicants' legal rights.
  • Interview benefits recipients at specified intervals to certify their eligibility for continuing benefits.
  • Keep records of assigned cases, and prepare required reports.
  • Compile, record, and evaluate personal and financial data to verify completeness and accuracy, and to determine eligibility status.
  • Answer applicants' questions about benefits and claim procedures.

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