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social security

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Welfare
social securityˌsocial seˈcurity noun [uncountable]  1 British EnglishPEW government money that is paid to people who are unemployed, old, ill etc syn welfare American English social security benefitsbe/live on social security (=be receiving money from the government)2 Social SecurityNational Insurance
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social securityAt the last election, Mr Major was a social security minister.It has an ageing population and social security laws which will generate a massive public expenditure burden and necessitate tax increases.The sum delimited for military spending, 108,000 million roubles, equalled that set aside for social security.If you are going abroad for three months or more, tell your local social security office well in advance.Like every other Secretary of State who has ever been in charge of social security, I was under pressure from the Treasury.Similarly, our social security and Medicare programs provide financial support for the retired and aged sick.They said therefore that if the rule was changed there would have to be a consequential change for the social security rules.It is subject to social security taxes and income tax withholding.be/live on social securitySniffen said he lives on Social Security and money earned by the woman he lives with.
Social SecuritySocial SecurityPEWa US government programme into which workers must make regular payments, and which pays money regularly to old people and people who are unable to work social security
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Social SecurityThe government faces strong opposition to its proposals to cut Social Security payments.Last but certainly not least, Social Security and Medicare have been very good deals for participants.Once I've paid for my rent and food, most of my Social Security is used up.How'd you find it, living on Social Security?an increase in spending on Social Security and MedicareDecisions of tribunals may be appealed to the Social Security Commissioners on a point of law.However, I have an equally strong conviction that a balanced-budget amendment is a threat to Social Security and our economic health.After two years of being on experimental drugs for her epilepsy, Harlan got on Medicare via Social Security disability.Can you write your Social Security number in the box please?
From Longman Business Dictionarysocial securityˌsocial seˈcurity noun [uncountable]FINANCE1British English government money that is paid to people who are unemployed, old, or ill SYN welfare AmEAre you receiving social security benefits?Cutbacks in social security payments were implemented on April 1st.2Social Security abbreviation SS a system of insurance run by the US government, into which workers make regular payments, and which provides money when they are unable to work, especially because they are oldspending on programs such as Social Security and MedicareI need your name, age, and Social Security number.
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