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social security

noun
     
Related topics: Welfare
social security [uncountable]
1 British EnglishPEW government money that is paid to people who are unemployed, old, ill etc [= welfare American English]
social security benefits
be/live on social security (=be receiving money from the government)
2

Social Security

PEW a 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
[↪ National Insurance]

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