How To Get Benefit Fraud Jobs
Before explaining how to get benefit fraud jobs, a little explanation might be in order Benefit fraud jobs involve compiling information on and/or investigating situations in which government benefits have been obtained by falsification of information or other means. Government benefits include such things as Social Security, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer), WIC (Women/Infants/Children) or other supplemental nutrition program benefits (you may be more familiar with the term “food stamps”) and AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) just to name a few.
Here are a few tips on how to get benefit fraud jobs:
- Research the different types of benefit fraud jobs and decide which one might interest you. There are several different types of benefit fraud jobs. These can include jobs in the areas of accounting and bookkeeping, administrative, enforcement, compliance, and others.
- Benefit fraud jobs are usually, but not always, connected with County, State, and Federal Government offices. For example, County or State departments may handle nutrition programs while Social Security, AFDC, and other areas may fall under the auspices of the Federal Government. Find out who is responsible for the different programs and inquire as to their application and employment process for benefit fraud jobs.
- Your college degree can open doors to different benefit fraud jobs. For instance, if you have an Accounting degree, you can work as an auditor. If your degree is in Criminal Justice, you may be the one who prepares the investigation for presentation to the appropriate legal authorities. If you are an attorney, you may work as a prosecutor.
- Get your foot in the door. If the benefit programs are government-run, try to get a job anywhere in government. In other words, if your County oversees nutrition benefits, take a job anywhere in the County that you can get one. You will then have access to openings for positions that may include benefit fraud jobs.
- Consider working for one of the Federal Agencies that deals with immigration. The amount of benefit abuse is increasing as undocumented aliens and others try to take advantage of the programs without being legally eligible. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and other similar government agencies may have openings for benefit fraud jobs.