Seasonal Work While Getting Social Security

December 12, 2019 • By

Last Updated: July 16, 2021

" "Many people pick up side jobs when the holiday shopping season comes around. It’s a good way for you to make some extra income during the busy season or ease back into working if you have been out of the labor force for a while. We’re here to help you navigate working seasonally if you get Social Security.

You can 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 more about working while retired.

If you receive Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), special rules also 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 our publication, Working While Disabled: How We Can Help, or visit our Ticket to Work website for more information.

We also have an easy-to-share video introducing people to Ticket to Work.

Keep in mind that you must report all earnings, including your seasonal earnings, to Social Security. Your earnings 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 our publication, How You Earn Credits.

Having a job can bring positive change to your life in a number of ways, providing independence, fulfillment, and community involvement. Social Security is here to help. Please share this information with friends and family.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner


  1. Adriana

    I dont receive The social of my baby i Need it!!!!!! Information please

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Adriana. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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  4. Linda C.

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  6. Alexis B.

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  7. Linda M.

    My husband is 74 years old already collecting his SS. He still work’s part time three day’s a week. When he decides to stop working totally will his SS check get adjusted because of earning the extra credits while working his part time job these past ten yrs plus?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Linda. Thanks for your question. Each year we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase monthly benefits. If your husband’s earnings for the prior year are higher than one of the years we used to compute his retirement benefit, we will recalculate his benefit amount. Generally, we will send a letter explaining any increase in his benefit amount. For more information, visit our Benefits Planner: Getting Benefits While Working. We hope this helps.

  8. Smith M.

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  9. Nancy E.

    I will report my seasonal wage earnings, and anything further, if hired permanently.

  10. James D.

    Do u have too pay taxes when you collect SSI

    • Ann C.

      Thanks for your question, James. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is not taxable. However, under current law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers Social Security benefits taxable income for beneficiaries whose countable income exceeds certain limits. For more information, please visit here. We hope this helps.

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