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.

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receive some form of cash or in-kind benefit from an entitlement program. Almost 60% of children live in families receiving such payments.
Raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67, for example, would have a much bigger effect on the total value of entitlement program benefits for 50-year-old men in the bottom income quintile than for those in the top quintile.
We do want to be a capitalist country.We want to see people working, not people feeding off unlimited entitlement programs. For those that are legitimately unable to work, I have no issue with helping them.
“The CLASS Act is a ticking time bomb that will place taxpayers' money at risk due to fatal flaws in the entitlement program's design and structure.
The programs can be entitlement programs, like SSI, or non-entitlement programs like waiver programs.
The entitlement program faces financial pressure not only from the changing composition of the population but also from continually increasing demand for medical services.
It was Donna Shirley, manager of the Mars Exploration Program, who took on the "Christian clerical culture of Western science." Shirley's critique of NASA's management problems ruffled feathers when she referred to the agency as an "entitlement program," where the job of each center was to keep itself in business.
Bush, the new law creates the largest increase in this entitlement program in history.
Some have suggested that Consumer Reports' real goal is a universal, government-funded entitlement program for longterm care, and that movement toward private insurance might impede progress toward that goal.
A third trick is to focus attention only on the cash flow of the current year, ignoring the ballooning costs inherent in a particular tax-cut or entitlement program for future years.
It looks at the legislative, administrative and philosophical shift in income support from an entitlement program designed to help fight poverty to a more temporary benefit intended to promote individual self-sufficiency through attachment to the labour force.
Another idea might be to begin an effort to reauthorize the ADAP as an entitlement program. The AIDS Drug Assistance Program was originally envisioned to address an emergency -- the urgent need to provide expensive medications to people with AIDS until the crisis passed.