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Extra income for senior citizens and disabled.

Many senior citizens as well as disabled individuals live on a limited, fixed income. There are some ways that they can increase their income and make more money to pay for the ever increasing cost of living. There are many options listed below, but they can range from work from home jobs that focus on hiring older or disabled applicants to taking online surveys, monetizing a computer or phone app you use daily, turning hobbies that maybe a retiree does into an income, and much more.

There are low stress ways to make money on a part-time basis, which can benefit someone who is disabled or maybe retired and is just looking for a few extra dollars. But there are also more full time and free job placement or training programs offered. Or find how to work from home, use a cell phone to make money, and many other methods, and all of these resources are very effective for the disabled as well as senior citizens.

All of the resources we have listed below are legitimate. While they will in general not provide a huge source of income, the extra money can make a difference. Especially for a retiree who is living on a pension (or social security) or a disabled person who only gets SSI or some other public assistance. The list of income producing opportunities for seniors, the disabled, retirees, and really anyone else seeking lower stress opportunities for either emergency cash or long term funds are below.

Hobby and gig economy jobs

Many retirees turn a hobby into a part time, low stress job after they retire. Or someone who is disabled may also benefit from this type of concept, as it can provide them as well with a source of funds for paying the bills. There are almost never any conflicts with SSI payments or pension/401K payments, and hobbies can be used too. Find how to earn an income from a hobby.

We have a list of options on the site. They range from selling crafts to reviewing books or blogging. There are also options for seniors to enter into the gig economy by say driving for a car service or walking or boarding pets. There are really countess ways for a retired person or someone with a disability to monetize a hobby or get one of those so called “side gig jobs”. Find a list jobs that are considered side hustle.




Seniors and the disabled can make money from their phone or computer

his is often very easy to do, and that is why it can be great for someone with a physical or mental disability or a senior citizen. Or someone with limited mobility or even who wants a simple way to make a few extra dollars.

There are dozens of smart phone apps, websites, browser extensions, and other ways to make money using technology. Each service is free to sign up for. Whether it is cash back from shopping, taking an online survey, doing at home say jury work, giving opinions on marketing products, and so much more, the elderly and disabled can make a few extra dollars. Here are some options.

Online surveys – We have reviews of dozens of the leading sites. Find legitimate online survey companies.

Cash rebates – Get paid for your shopping. Make money from cash back shopping sites.

Apps – They can pay you for walking, giving your opinion, and more. Locate Android and iPhone apps for making money.

Rent items - Senior citizens may bring in extra cash by say renting a home in their home. Or “sharing” or leasing their car or experiences with others. Learn more on renting stuff or time for money.

TV - Seniors and the disabled tend to watch a little more television. It can be monetized. More on Making money from TV.

We also have a number of other options on the site for free money. All of them will be great for retires, anyone living on a fixed or limited income, the disabled (either long or short term), seniors, and anyone. Find a list of free money making opportunities.





Government job placement for senior citizens

The federal government also realized that a senior citizen may want to re-enter the “official” job force, either on a part time or full time basis. It can be a retiree who wants to work again for extra money or maybe they were just bored at home! Or someone who wants to give back to the community. The federal government does offer assistance programs to help with this.

Seniors (or people over the age of 55) can use the Senior Community Service Employment Program, or SCSEP. Non-profits, charities and local employers allow the senior (or retiree) to work part time to gain new skills. This then helps then transition back into the workforce. It can be working for a charity, a library, health center, small non-profit tech company, or thousands of other businesses. Read more on SCSEP senior job placement.

Both the disabled as well as seniors, or anyone who wants to work again, can also try the job centers that are part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Thousands of community centers, local offices, and other groups are part of the network. They may hold career seminars, job fairs, free computer classes, and much more. Employers who are looking for part time workers, including anyone with a disability or who is older, participate if this free government program. More on the WIA job programs.

A disability, or age, will not prevent anyone from working. Now it is only natural that maybe a less stressful position is desired, or maybe part time work. There are even simple ways to make some extra money for activities that are done on a daily basis, and that is really fulfilled from cell phone apps or computers. Senior citizens, the disabled, or really anyone who needs some extra funds can available themselves of these options, all of which are listed above.


By Jon McNamara

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