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Social Security

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Definition generally thought of as the U.S. retirement income that is funded through payroll taxes (though social security legislation includes many other programs that provide a safety net for Americans)
  • He possessed ID in a new name: birth certificate, social security card, three major credit cards, a driver's license.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Curiously enough, Edna did not receive her Social Security check for Five months after the boycott.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In her wallet will remain her Massachusetts driver's license, her social security card.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "My father and every other man realized that they did not have social security and hence they invested in male children," Tererai says.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • After taxes and social security, I'd be taking home over eighty dollars a week.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • And when we move into town, Papa says, that name makes gettin' that Social Security card a lot easier.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • She obtained a Social Security card under the name Judy Grant and took a job in a grocery.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • "Are we talking birth certificates, death certificates, drivers' licenses, passports, social security cards... ?"
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • And to pay into Social Security.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Five hundred dollars, his driver's license, phone numbers on slips of paper, social security card, airline ticket stub, cleaners receipts.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • I know what you're thinking: Did I try our birthdays or our Social Security numbers?
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • If you had a problem with the Social Security Administration, John would help you with that.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They have two teenage children and live on Social Security payments.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Cindy handed her a piece of paper with Jenks's Social Security number on it.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • In 1985, I sold the shop and started collecting Social Security; in 1987, after forty years in the classroom, Ruth did the same.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Maybe you can pull up a Social Security number and driver's license number, as well as references.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • She was glad, she said, because she was afraid if they locked him up she might lose some of her Social Security benefits.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Social Security just got solvent overnight.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I went on: "Let's see what else— Social security.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • She was a fifty-four-year-old widow living off a small pension and social security with five kids still left to raise.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water

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