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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)


The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides part-time community service training positions to low-income persons age 55 and older. Program participants work an average of 20 hours per week, are paid at least the Federal minimum wage, and are employed in a wide variety of community service activities.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides part-time community service training positions to low-income persons age 55 and older. Program participants work an average of 20 hours per week, are paid at least the Federal minimum wage, and are employed in a wide variety of community service activities.


In order to qualify for this program, you must be

  • 55 years of age or older, and
  • Unemployed

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$18,225
2$24,650
3$31,075
4$37,500
5$43,925
6$50,350
7$56,775
8$63,200

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,425 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


For more information on this program, you may call the U.S. Department of Labor's toll-free help line at 1-877-872-5627.

People who are hearing impaired can reach the toll-free help line at 1-877-872-5627.

Information is also available online on the Senior Community Service Employment Program website.

Contact information for local SCSEP service providers is available through the America's Service Locator web site.

1-877-872-5627