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Senior Community Services Employment Program
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The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a paid community service and work based training program for income eligible job seekers age 55-plus. The only U.S. Department of Labor funded program authorized by the Older Americans Act, SCSEP provides service-based training at local non-profit and public organizations. Each SCSEP participant provides an average of 20 community service hours per week to prepare for unsubsidized opportunities with our employer network.

SCSEP is open to income-eligible, unemployed Ohioans age 55 and older. Priority is given to participants who are veterans, spouses of veterans, those over 65, minorities and those with limited English or literacy.

To be eligible for SCSEP, the combined incomes of all family members in the household must not exceed the following:

2019 SCSEP Income Guidelines
Family Size Maximum Income
1 $15,613
2 $21,138
3 $26,663
4 $32,188
Add $5,525 for each additional family member.

This information is offered as a general guideline. Not all income applies. Your SCSEP provider will help you determine if you are eligible.


  • Ohio Department of Aging
  • AARP Foundation;
  • Goodwill Industries, Inc.
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
  • VANTAGE Aging (formerly Mature Services, Inc.)
  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
  • National Council on Aging/Pathstone