Entitlement

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Entitlement

An individual's right to receive a value or benefit provided by law.

Commonly recognized entitlements are benefits, such as those provided by Social Security or Workers' Compensation.

See: birthright, certification, charter, consent, droit, due, fitness, freedom, license, privilege, qualification, right, sanction, title
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We want to see people working, not people feeding off unlimited entitlement programs.
The American people had a right to know the information revealed in our report before they were put on the hook to pay for this massive new entitlement program.
based consulting firm, prognosticated on the growing challenge of funding America's ballooning federal entitlement programs and the choices facing U.
Most are struggling to pay for basic entitlement programs like education and Medicaid; they are scarcely in a position to increase their spending for ADAP.
If the cap were breached, uniform cuts would be made to all entitlement programs.
A freeholder for the county and acts as a liaison to the Solid Waste Management Department, Gerry P Little, said that the county would receive $580,446 from the 2015 Recycling Enhancement Act Tax Fund County Entitlement Program.
There may still be time for advocates to limit the transformation of the Medicaid program from an entitlement program, with a few very useful waivers, to a waiver program, with only a few entitlements.
We're talking about, for instance, lying to Congress about the costs of a huge entitlement program.
County welfare officials said the main program that could be affected by the cuts, providing in-home caretakers for more than 100,000 elderly and disabled people, is an entitlement program the county is required to provide.
This is more than a battle over cost but one over how much government should pay for what many believe is an entitlement program.
Medicaid, or at least one-third of it, has become our defacto long-term care entitlement program.
It is modeled after the The Permanent Republican Committee of Sore Losers to Impeach Clinton that believed the Presidency is a government entitlement program for Republicans and are still really steamed by the impertinent election of Bill Clinton.