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English definition of “social security payment”

social security payment

noun [C]     GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
an amount of money that is paid regularly to people who are unemployed, ill, or too old to work: Japan is faced with the double dilemma of having to pay off debts and maintain social security payments to an ageing population. The government wants to pay social security payments directly into bank accounts.
US money collected from employers and employees by the government to pay people when they retire or because they are ill, unemployed, etc.: Companies and employees generally split social security payments.
(Definition of social security payment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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