Definition of social security in English:

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social security



[mass noun]
1(In the UK) monetary assistance from the state for people with an inadequate or no income: she was living on social security [as modifier]: social security benefits
More example sentences
  • He talked about simplifying tax and social security to benefit those who have the least.
  • Maxine Carr was spared jail today after admitting she lied to get jobs and claim social security benefits.
  • In addition to a claim for damages, an injured employee may also have a claim for various social security benefits.
1.1 (Social Security) (In the US) a federal insurance scheme providing benefits for pensioners and those who are unemployed or disabled.
Example sentences
  • Let me be very clear in reference to any proposal to cut Social Security payments or benefits.
  • One way out of the fiscal trap is to slow the rate of growth of Social Security benefits.
  • The future of the federally funded Social Security pension system is itself in doubt.
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