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1Any government system that provides monetary assistance to people with an inadequate or no income.
social security, benefit, state benefit, benefit payment, public assistanceView synonyms
- ‘The army, social security and railway systems are also national affairs.’
- ‘Nathan loaned him money to get by until his next social security check.’
- ‘The justification for the recovery of social security benefits is relatively simple to state.’
- ‘Many forget that the greatest item of public expenditure is not health or defence but Social Security benefits.’
- ‘To apply for Maternity Allowance, pick up a form at your local Jobcentre Plus or social security office.’
- ‘We all want to have an excellent provision of health care, education, transport and social security.’
- ‘He talked about simplifying tax and social security to benefit those who have the least.’
- ‘The conflict exploded over tax evasion and social security contributions.’
- ‘In particular, governments must guarantee social security and essential health services to all.’
- ‘Poor rural people sought social security and labour power through having more children.’
- ‘Instead of going to the job centre to sign on then going to the local social security office to get your money, you can do it all in one place.’
- ‘The 1945 commitment was for social security from the cradle to the grave.’
- ‘The under-40s would be able to opt out of most of their social security taxes.’
- ‘She shared a nice little flat with her boyfriend and both of them lived off of Social Security benefits.’
- ‘Maxine Carr was spared jail today after admitting she lied to get jobs and claim social security benefits.’
- ‘When I was social security minister we increased pensions by more than inflation, and that continues.’
- ‘There was a legitimate aim in checking the accuracy of the data she had submitted in support of her social security claim.’
- ‘We have all heard stories about how Social Security is being ripped off by benefit fraudsters.’
- ‘In addition to a claim for damages, an injured employee may also have a claim for various social security benefits.’
- ‘Years later, Marina again came under attack for claiming social security benefits.’
- 1.1(in the US) a federal insurance program that provides benefits to retired people and those who are unemployed or disabled.
- ‘We don't want to tap into Social Security and Medicare in ways that we shouldn't be.’
- ‘One reason for that big split is that some public retirees do not get Social Security.’
- ‘We are going to embrace a candidate who brings a positive agenda on an issue like Social Security.’
- ‘I believe the president should focus on putting Social Security on a sound footing.’
- ‘Our society has changed in ways the founders of Social Security could not have foreseen.’
- ‘The Social Security system is strained and there is no telling what its ultimate fate will be.’
- ‘On top of all this, Social Security is a complicated and costly system to administer.’
- ‘The subject of the discussion was to be a compromise on Social Security reform measures.’
- ‘One way out of the fiscal trap is to slow the rate of growth of Social Security benefits.’
- ‘Based on simple demographics, Social Security cannot continue as it has in the past.’
- ‘The future of the federally funded Social Security pension system is itself in doubt.’
- ‘Who do they think will do a better job of making sure this Social Security is protected for years to come?’
- ‘Let me be very clear in reference to any proposal to cut Social Security payments or benefits.’
- ‘In the US people are already only able to take out the full social security if they retire at 65.’
- ‘I still do far better saving for myself than I could ever do through Social Security.’
- ‘The vast majority of retired people today depend on Social Security to make ends meet.’
- ‘There will be costs, but the cost of doing nothing is more than the cost of fixing Social Security.’
- ‘That may be why we have Social Security but do not have national health insurance.’
- ‘He says that he will make the overhaul of Social Security a top priority in his administration.’
- ‘They want Social Security to be there with a guaranteed benefit as an insurance policy.’
social security/ˌsōSHəl səˈkyo͝orədē/
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