(usually initial capital letters) a program of old-age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by specific employer and employee groups.
the theory or practice of providing economic security and social welfare for the individual through government programs maintained by moneys from public taxation.
public provision for the economic, and sometimes social, welfare of the aged, unemployed, etc, esp through pensions and other monetary assistance
(often capitals) a government programme designed to provide such assistance
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a law passed in 1935 providing old-age retirement insurance, a federal-state program of unemployment compensation, and federal grants for state welfare programs.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, created in 1946, that administers federal Social Security programs. Abbreviation: SSA. Social Security Administration definition The American system for distributing old age and disability pensions from the federal government. Initiated through the Social Security Act of 1935, Social Security pensions are […]
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Social Security System definition A system of federally funded services and payments to help support the needy, the aged, and the temporarily unemployed as well as providing support for needy, dependent, disabled, or neglected children, rehabilitation for the disabled, and a host of other social services. The system was established as part of the New […]
noun 1. organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.