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Definitions for Social Security
so·cial se·cu·ri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Social Securitynoun

    social welfare program in the U.S.; includes old-age and survivors insurance and some unemployment insurance and old-age assistance


  1. social securitynoun

    A system whereby the state either through general or specific taxation provides various benefits to help ensure the wellbeing of its citizens.

  2. social securitynoun

    Those benefits paid under such a system.

  3. social securitynoun

    A specific such social benefit providing income in retirement or disability.


  1. Social security

    Social security is a concept enshrined in Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. In simple term, this means that the signatories agree that society in which a person lives should help them to develop and to make the most of all the advantages which are offered to them in the country. Social security may also refer to the action programs of government intended to promote the welfare of the population through assistance measures guaranteeing access to sufficient resources for food and shelter and to promote health and wellbeing for the population at large and potentially vulnerable segments such as children, the elderly, the sick and the unemployed. Services providing social security are often called social services. Terminology in this area in the United States is somewhat different to that in the rest of the English speaking world. The general term for an action program in support of the well being of the population in the United States is welfare program and the general term for all such programs is simply welfare. In American society, the term welfare arguably has negative connotations. The term Social Security in the United States refers to a specific social insurance program for the retired and the disabled.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Social Security

    Government sponsored social insurance programs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Social Security in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Social Security in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Social Security in a Sentence

  1. Simon Haeder:

    We had a bill for our baby before he even got a Social Security number.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    One of the only reasons that we have been able to have a different fate than that is because we are a country that welcomes immigrants, because we do not have the capacity right now to continue to pay and fund for Medicare and Social Security and continued economic growth and creating more jobs without entrepreneurs. There's no way to make that work.

  3. Ron Wyden:

    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Trumps payroll tax holiday could drain the Social Security trust fund and said some states can not afford the 25 percent unemployment match, especially since the GOP has opposed additional money to state and local governments. Donald Trump is trying to distract from Donald Trump failure to extend the $ 600 federal boost for 30 million unemployed workers by issuing illegal executive orders, this scheme is a classic Donald Trump con : play-acting at leadership while robbing people of the support they desperately need.

  4. Dimitris Nomikos:

    My salary is not enough to cover even my basic needs. My students are starving, they are destroying the social security system ... I don't know if we will ever see our pensions.

  5. Joe Manchin:

    You’re going to get your financial house in order. We cannot live with this crippling debt, if we don’t look at the trust funds that are going bankrupt, whether they be Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, highway, all the ones — there are tremendous problems right now.

Translations for Social Security

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  • soziale SicherheitGerman
  • seguridad socialSpanish
  • sosiaaliturva, sosiaalietu, sosiaaliturvajärjestelmäFinnish
  • sécurité socialeFrench
  • 社会保障Japanese
  • 社會保障, 사회 보장Korean
  • пособие, социальное обеспечение, социальная помощьRussian
  • an sinh xã hộiVietnamese

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