social security
social security n
1: the principle or practice or a program of public provision (as through social insurance or assistance) for the economic security and social welfare of the individual and his or her family; esp often cap both Ss: a U.S. government program established in 1935 to include old-age and survivors insurance, contributions to state unemployment insurance, and old-age assistance
2: money paid out through a social security program
collects social security see also social security act in the important laws section social security administration in the important agencies section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

social security
noun insurance coverage for aged Americans, retirement benefits, retirement coverage, retirement insurance, retirement protection Generally:{{}}economic assistance, social insurance, support for the disabled, support of the retired

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


Social Security
n.
A national program of social insurance in which employers and employees all contribute funds that are pooled and paid out to retired and disabled workers and to the surviving spouses of dead workers, administered by the Social Security Administration.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Social Security
The general term that describes a number of related programs, including retirement, disability, dependents, and survivors benefits. These programs provide workers and their families with some monthly income when their normal flow of income shrinks because of retirement, disability, or death. These programs are administered by the Social Security Administration.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Health Care
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Money & Taxes for Retirees
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Social Security
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Retirement Planning
Category: Social Security Disability

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Social Security
n. A federal program established by the Social Security Act in 1935 in response to the Great Depression, it is a form of universal insurance contributed to by all workers and administered by the Social Security Administration that distributes benefits to retired workers when they be come eligible, by virtue of age or disability, and to survivors. The act also gives assistance in the form of aid to families with dependent children.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


social security
A federal program designed to provide benefits to employees and their dependants through income for retirement, disability, and other purposes. The social security program is funded through a federal tax levied on employers and employees equally.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


social security
I
A federal program designed to provide benefits to employees and their dependants through income for retirement, disability, and other purposes. The social security program is funded through a federal tax levied on employers and employees equally.
II A system of federal old-age pensions for employed persons begun in 1935. A portion of the payment is deducted from the employee's salary and an equal portion is contributed by the employer.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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