Definition of social security in English:

social security

Line breaks: so¦cial se¦cur|ity


[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
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    • 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.
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    • 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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