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Seasonal Work Can Empower You

November 29, 2018 • By

Last Updated: November 29, 2018

" "Soon after school begins in the fall, many businesses begin advertising for seasonal workers.  It’s a good way for people to make some extra income during the busy holiday season or ease back into working.

The diversity of jobs appeals to many people. Each year, companies also hire for seasonal work-from-home positions. These jobs include: customer service, sales, tech support, call center representatives, healthcare support, order taking/review, and more. Seasonal positions may help bridge employment gaps on your resume. They show proven experience and that you are ready, willing, and able to succeed. They also can help you to develop new or strengthen existing skills through training.

If you receive Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), special rules make it possible for people to work and still receive monthly payments. If you want to try working again, seasonal work may help you ease back into the work force. Read Working While Disabled or visit our Ticket to Work website for more information.

Keep in mind that you must report all earnings, including your seasonal earnings, to Social Security; however, they also count toward your future benefits. You earn Social Security credits when you work in a job and pay Social Security taxes. We use your total yearly earnings to figure your Social Security credits. You can learn more by reading How Your Earn Credits.

You can also get Social Security retirement or survivors benefits and work at the same time. But if you’re younger than full retirement age and earn more than certain amounts, your benefits will be reduced, although not dollar for dollar. Your benefits may increase when you reach full retirement age. You can read our website for more information about working while retired.

Getting back to work can empower you in a number of ways. Social Security is here for you throughout your life’s journey — at each step of your working life and beyond.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Comments

  1. Louis R.

    Like the site just scare to make the first call, catch 22 don’t want to loose my benefits.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Louis, thank you for using our blog. After you start receiving disability benefits, you may want to try working again. To ensure you continue to get paid accurately, and to help you avoid a possible overpayment, it is important to let us know promptly when you start or stop working, or if any other change occurs that could affect your benefits. However, Social Security has many incredible “work incentives” that can help you keep your benefits while you test your ability to work. Check out our brochure “Working While Disabled: How We Can Help“.

  2. Mary F.

    I had heard that ssa would receive monies that was owed to them from being under paid is this true?

  3. Rose

    I am interested in customer service work or line cook or any hospital work I may qualify for.

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  6. John J.

    rity is not a job placement agency. The point here is if you get disability you must report your earnings. If you are retired and earn over what is allowed, that must also be reported.

  7. John

    Social Security is not a job placement agency. The point here is if you get disability you must report your earnings. If you are retired and earn over what is allowed, that must also be reported. For some reason, SSA will not allow my post.

  8. John

    Social Security is not a job placement agency. The point here is if you get disability you must report your earnings. If you are retired and earn over what is allowed, that must also be reported.

  9. Joseph O.

    Nice letter. Informative.
    What are my chances for one of these seasonal jobs. I am 72, but in good health.

  10. Lisa R.

    I am currently looking for a part-time job in Sacramento, California. I am getting social security. I would appreciate any help or advise you can give me on my search.

    • Vonda V.

      Hello Lisa. The Ticket to Work program provides Social Security disability beneficiaries who want to work with access to free employment support services. Please check it out!

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