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An '''entitlement''' is a [[federal]] program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of [[government]] that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the [[federal]] [[government]], and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. [[Social Security]] and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/entitlement.htm] US Senate Reference</ref>
  
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[[Category:United States Senate Terms]]

Revision as of 17:55, 12 September 2007

An entitlement is a federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the federal government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.[1]

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  1. [1] US Senate Reference