Services for The Underserved, Inc.
Services for the UnderServed (SUS)
is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island. SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
The Entitlements Specialist
is responsible for assisting Services for the Underserved consumers with entitlements and ensures that consumer’s benefits are maintained for eligibility. This individual will also assist consumers through the eligibility process for the appropriate benefits.
Review entitlements for perspective individuals
Complete entitlements assessment to determine all benefit individuals is eligible
Assist individual in obtain replacement social security cards and/or birth certificate
Assist individual with initial SNA-Public Assistance (Immediate Needs Grant), SSI, SSDI, VA, Food Stamp (expedited and restaurant allowance), Medicaid application(s)
Assist individual with applying for furniture allowance upon housing placement
Assist individual with submission of SSI redetermination, food stamp recertification, Medicaid renewal, , SSDI continuing disability review, and Public Assistance face-to-face in a timely manner
Escort individual to various government and city agencies ( Social Security Administration, HRA-Public Assistance, Medicaid and food stamp offices)
Work with program and Finance on potential entitlements issues with individual
Keep active updated record of individual entitlements
Assist and follow-up on consumers correspondence receive from various city and government agencies via phone, mail and/or fax
Keep and maintain an active entitlement file
Maintain entitlement’s module in AWARDS data base
Process appeals, advocate and pursues legal channels to obtain funding for consumers who have been denied entitlements
Represent individual and agency at consumer administrative hearings
Keep abreast of public policy issues and new developments in the field an communicate the same to management
Attend information trainings and seminars to remain current on trends and entitlements system changes
Regularly required to travel to sites in and outside the organization
Conduct training with individuals and staff on regulations and laws pertaining to benefits.
We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays
Associate/BA Degree preferred
Experience working in the Homeless Shelter system/Human Service Field
Minimum 2 years of experience in HRA Public Assistance, Food Stamp, Medicaid, managed care plans, Supplemental Social Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process and regulations
Demonstrated experience in effective communication, proficient computer skills, organization and multitasking.
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Services for The Underserved, Inc.
Website : http://sus.org