Social Security

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Social Security

Meaning of Social Security

A general term applied to the whole area of federal and state legislations providing for assistance to people on account of their disability , old age, survivor’s insurance benefits, unemployment compensation administration , dependent children, maternal and child welfare, and services to crippled children, aid to the states for services to the aged, blind or disabled, for planning comprehensive action to combat mental retardation , health insurance for the aged, for medical assistance programs. See 42 U.S. C.S. §301 et seq.

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Social Security in Historical Law

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See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Aid to Dependent Children; Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; Medicaid Act; Medicare Act.


    Great Depression, Medicare, Medicaid, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Townsend Clubs, Welfare Policy

  • Further Reading

    Campana, Kristen V. “Paying Our Own Way: The Privatization of the Chilean Social Security System and Its Lessons for American Reform.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 20 (1999): 385-421.

    Karmel, Roberta S. “Regulatory Implication of Individual Management of Pension Funds: The Challenge to Financial Regulators Posed by Social Security Privatization.” Brooklyn Law Review 64 (1998): 1043-81.

    Markham, Jerry W. “Privatizing Social Security.” San Diego Law Review 38 (2001): 747-816.

    United States Tax Concept of Social Security

    The U.S. Government run retirement plan.


    Legal English Vocabulary: Social Security in Spanish

    Online translation of the English legal term social security into Spanish: seguridad social (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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