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Eligibility Worker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,322 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Eligibility Worker is $42,322 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Eligibility Worker is between $32,205 and $50,633. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Eligibility Worker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Meets with clients to assess their needs (i.e., food stamps, housing, Social Security, unemployment), and applies regulations and work procedures to verify and determine benefits and eligibility for public assistance programs and referrals for social services.
  • Helps clients understand and fill out forms, processes required paperwork, computes the amount of aid authorized using all potential income and allowable deductions from earnings, makes computer entries, and reads and interprets computer printouts and information.
  • Interacts with various departments and agencies that provide assistance.
  • Performs technical audit and case reviews, and participates in administrative hearings
Eligibility Worker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Job family population: 306,370

Estimated population of Eligibility Worker jobs: 36,385

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Eligibility Worker Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Uptown Clinical Therapist - Psychologist or LCSW
Jun 7
Chicago, IL, USA
WellQor Behavioral Health
... Worker) Reports to Lead Psychologist / District Manager Clinical Care * Coordinate treatment ... Perform eligibility checks on all patients prior to scheduling / seeing them * Conduct group ...
Social Worker
May 22
Hillside, IL, USA
The Menta Group Special Education Services
School Social Worker Menta Academy Hillside 4100 Warren Ave. Hillside, IL. 60162 8:00-3:30 M-F, following a school calendar Menta Academy Hillside is a non-public therapeutic day school meeting the ...
Insurance Customer Service Representative (Eligibility Analyst)
Apr 13
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Healthcare Insurance Services Provider
... working computers/scanners/excel/word REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: · High Volume Outbound Call Center OR Customer Service roles are a plus Company Description We are a leader in providing solutions ...
Social Worker
Apr 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Kaleidoscope Education Solutions
Bachelor's degree One of our clients is seeking a Social Worker who can make a difference in the lives of children in schools in the Aurora,IL area. SUMMARY OF CLIENT'S DESCRIPTION OF THIS ...
Social Worker
May 30
Lombard, IL, USA
Catalyst Career Group
DCFS has the primary responsibility of protecting children through the investigation of suspected abuse or neglect by parents and other caregivers in a position of trust or authority over the child.
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