Difference between revisions of "Entitlement"

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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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