Seasonal Work Can Empower You

November 29, 2018 • By

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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

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


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  7. Pat m.

    I will soon be divorced for the second time. I have been divorced from my first Husband for over 30 plus years. We, were married for 15 years..Can I apply for SS benefits on his account..Just asking…

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Pat. If you are divorced and unmarried, you may be able eligible for divorced spouse’s benefits if the marriage lasted 10 years or longer. See our Retirement Planner: If You’re Divorced for other eligibility requirements and more detailed information.

  8. Lori A.

    Hi all, In case this is helpful to anyone, our company is an authorized Employment Network in Ticket to Work and we specialize in Work at Home. We also do Community onsite job placement as well. Around the holidays or certain times of the year, our employer partners often offer some seasonal remote positions. They are a great way to explore working again and gain new skill sets. I wanted to share what we do in case you are looking for Work at Home jobs whether seasonal, Full time or part time. We serve all states EXCEPT AK, CA, HI. Any questions feel free to email me at or call us at 800-441-3114. Here is our website: I am also in the Ticket to work program personally.

  9. RICKEY W.

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  10. Jeff W.

    Iit would really ne helpful if there were trusted sites to search for that kind of seasonal work you reference.

    • Marc

      First go to your own state’s resources. Every unemployment office has programs to match workers in every category (senior/retired, disabled/handicapped, displaced or laid off workers, etc.) with employers who regularly work with them to hire from these specific groups. They even provide training programs to prepare workers with training and skills needed to reenter the workforce, all for no charge to the worker. Another very heloful site for senior, older, or otherwise retired persons is the AARP website. They have an entire section devoted to connecting senior and other workers over 50 with employers who hire retired persons for well paying part time positions, including an updated listing of employers and resources to help you with ever aspect of a job search from resume to interview and everything in between. Anyone who can’t find employment through one of these resources isn’t putting serious effort into the endeavour. Good luck to you.

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