• Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Government program eligibility interviewers decide whether people who apply to receive government assistance like welfare, unemployment benefits, and social security are eligible for that assistance.

    What do they typically do

    • Answer applicants' questions about benefits and claim procedures
    • Interview benefits recipients at specific intervals to certify their eligibility for continuing benefits
    • Interpret and explain information such as eligibility requirements, application details, payment methods, and applicants' legal rights
    • Start procedures to grant, modify, deny, or terminate assistance, or refer applicants to other agencies for assistance
    • Compile, record, and evaluate personal and financial data to check for completeness and accuracy and to determine eligibility status
    • Interview and investigate applicants for public assistance to gather information that is pertinent to their applications
    • Check with employers or other references to verify answers and obtain further information
    • Keep records of assigned cases, and prepare required reports

    Number of Jobs

    Average Annual
    Job Growth +0.9%
    Job Opening 663

    Job Listings

    View available jobs

    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Associated Programs or Majors
      • NA
    Change 547
Video:Government Program Eligibility Interviewers

careerVideo provided CareerOneStop. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labour, Employment and Training Administration and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development.