social security

noun
1 (BrE) money paid by the government to people who are poor, unemployed, etc. ⇨ See also ↑welfare
… OF SOCIAL SECURITY
system
VERB + SOCIAL SECURITY
be entitled to, claim, receive

If you are unemployed you can claim social security.

SOCIAL-SECURITY + NOUN
provision, scheme, system

plans to improve social-security provision for single parents

the long term costs of the social-security system

benefit, payments
contributions

All people in work pay social-security contributions.

claimant
minister, office
budget, funds, spending
PREPOSITION
on social security

He's out of work and on social security.

2 Social Security (AmE) system of assistance for people who cannot work
VERB + SOCIAL SECURITY
apply for, be eligible for
get

Teachers can get Social Security if they work in private industry.

depend on

My wife and I are retired and depend on Social Security.

pay into

He has paid into Social Security throughout his 35-year career.

privatize, reform

the plan to privatize Social Security

SOCIAL SECURITY + NOUN
number

a list of workers' Social Security numbers

card

You need ID such as a birth certificate or Social Security card.

benefits
contributions, payments, tax

The current Social Security tax of 6.2% on workers.

program, system
privatization, reform

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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