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Entitlements

Entitlements are government programs that provide monetary or other benefits to people who meet eligibility requirements established by law. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps are all examples of entitlement programs. Currently, entitlements account for slightly less than two-thirds of the budget. The word also refers to the funds required to support these programs.