social security noun definition in Helping others topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

social security

 noun: Helping others topic
1 (British English) (also welfare North American English, British English) money that the government pays regularly to people who are poor, unemployed, sick, etc. to live on social security social security payments2 Social Security (in the US) a system in which people pay money regularly to the government when they are working and receive payments from the government when they are unable to work, especially when they are sick or too old to work

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