entitlement

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entitlement

1. A right or benefit.
2. A form of compensation granted to an individual because of a special status under the law (e.g., an entitlement to health insurance under the Medicare program).
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If the cap were breached, uniform cuts would be made to all entitlement programs.
In either case lawyers can look up the applicable rules for entitlement programs in specific federal and state statutes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the POMS (the massive guidebook for Social Security claims representatives), or state specific manuals.
more money from Washington to continue to support the Medicaid entitlement program.
According to the report, Social Security constitutes the federal government's largest entitlement program.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal disability program, which differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because it is a needs-based entitlement program.
For entitlement programs, one has to assess, for example, how greater public awareness of the existence of such a program will affect participation and how behavior will change to take advantage of the entitlement.
Cut or drop entitlement programs that spend less than 75 percent of their funds on the targeted recipients.
We believe policymakers must manage down the deficit and debt and curtail the growth in federal spending, including reforming entitlement programs where the most rapid growth is occurring.
With today's release of the Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports, it's as obvious as ever that our ever-more-costly entitlement programs will need to undergo real reforms in order to be solvent for those who need them most in the generations to come.
Out of all the many stories I filed during Packwood's Eastern Oregon tour, I devoted maybe four or five paragraphs to his eerily prophetic call for Social Security and Medicare reform and his warning that major entitlement programs would some day face astronomic shortfalls.
On the home front, our president reacts to a down-turning economy by raising taxes to pay for increased spending on social and entitlement programs, vetoing efforts to give money back to the taxpayers to spend as they choose.
Even before the final report was out, journalists were warning of "a looming stealth attack on the deficit and growing entitlement programs," in the words of Susan Dentzer of U.