The Eligibility Specialist has primary responsibility for providing the information necessary to resolve complaints received from the claimant, his/her representative, or other concerned persons. Each complaint should be handled in a courteous manner.
The Eligibility Specialist can minimize claimant dissatisfaction by:
- Carefully explaining why information is requested, how it is used and why each action is required at the time of:
- The interview
- The annual review; and
- Each interim contact.
- Giving the claimant time to absorb and understand each action;
- Avoiding any methods or manners which may appear to overwhelm the claimant.
- Immediately attempting to resolve the complaint, with the individual.