Unformatted text preview: to get rid of. Selective benefits are much easier. Social Security is a selective benefit. Many workers don't use it all, don't work long enough to receive its benefits, or don't live long enough to receive any payments. Collective benefits provide you with an opportunity to use them. Selective benefits require you to qualify. The term “means-tested” is used to refer to benefits that require qualification. Laws may provide many different types of policies. Texas requires each county to have a hospital with certain services. The hospitals themselves are collective benefits, but the specific services are selective benefits. The USA PATRIOT Act is a good example of all four types of policy. Look at how a policy approaches a problem and what it ends up doing....
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- Spring '08
- USA PATRIOT Act, selective benefits, collective benefits