Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)


The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), also known as Title V, provides part-time work-based training opportunities at local community service agencies for older Californians who have poor employment prospects and are unemployed. SCSEP assists individuals in finding employment opportunities in the community through a variety of supportive services such as personal and job-related counseling, job training, and job referral. SCSEP providers also educate employers about the benefits of hiring older workers.

Individuals who participate in the program must

  • Be a resident of California
  • Be at least 55 years of age
  • Have an income that does not exceed 125 percent of the federal poverty level.
    ($1,226.08 per month/$14,713 annual for 2015)
  • The SCSEP Eligibility Calculator is available on the website to assist individuals in determining SCSEP income eligibility.
    It is strongly recommended that individuals confirm their eligibility results with SCSEP program staff.

For more information about SCSEP in your area, call your local Area Agency on Aging at (800) 510-2020, or contact the programs operating in specific counties by clicking on the below link.

In addition to the programs administered by the California Department of Aging through local Area Agencies on Aging, other national organizations operate SCSEP in California can be found by clicking on these links.

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If you are within California and are looking for services
call 1-800-510-2020
If you are outside California
call 1-800-677-1116
Updated November 23, 2015