claimant

noun
claim·​ant | \ ˈklā-mənt How to pronounce claimant (audio) \

Definition of claimant

: one that asserts a right or title a claimant to an estate also : claimer sense 1

Examples of claimant in a Sentence

They are claimants to the dead man's estate. Claimants will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork. a dispute between two claimants to the throne
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Recent Examples on the Web The department confirmed a programming error Thursday afternoon and worked with U.S. Bank to redistribute retroactive benefits Thursday night so all claimants received benefits Friday morning, the statement said. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin mistakenly sends overpayments of unemployment benefits to 2,340 people with U.S. Bank accounts," 1 May 2020 This is the maximum — not what most claimants will receive — and given the high cost of living in places like NYC, claiming unemployment may not be enough to stay afloat. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "Who Can File For Unemployment Right Now? Let These Experts Debunk All The Myths," 20 Mar. 2020 During the 2018 tax year, almost 729,600 claimants received the Michigan EITC, totaling more than $109.5 million. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Thousands of metro Detroiters are missing out on Earned Income Tax Credit," 3 Feb. 2020 However, the amount that claimants receive will likely be dramatically reduced because of the overwhelming number of claims filed. Gina Martinez, Time, "Yahoo Could Owe You Up to $358 for Data Breaches. Here’s How to File Your Claim," 15 Oct. 2019 That means another week of benefits for all, or nearly all, the 300,000 Oregon workers who have filed jobless claims – more than $100 million in aggregate, based on the number of claimants and the average size of benefit checks. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon’s jobless crisis leaves millions in benefits unpaid: What to know," 21 Apr. 2020 Ohio’s unemployment fund has paid more than $227 million to more than 271,000 claimants over the last four weeks, the ODJFS said. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Ohio asks unemployment recipients to file weekly claims on specific days to ease burden on system," 21 Apr. 2020 As of Monday, according to DEO’s website, the 40,193 applicants who have received payments amount to 6.2 percent of applicants who have managed to file – the nation’s lowest and slowest rate of claimant processing, according to The Associated Press. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Only 6 percent of Florida jobless claims paid, 3 percent of small business loans approved," 21 Apr. 2020 Earnings equal to or less than 20% of the claimant’s weekly benefit amount will not reduce the amount of benefits paid. Betty Lin-fisher, Cincinnati.com, "Newly unemployed due to coronavirus? Here’s help when you file," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of claimant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of claimant was in the 15th century

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16 May 2020

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“Claimant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claimant. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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claimant

noun
How to pronounce claimant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of claimant

formal : a person who believes that he or she has a right to something (such as an amount of money) : a person who claims something

claimant

noun
claim·​ant | \ ˈklā-mənt How to pronounce claimant (audio) \

Legal Definition of claimant

: one that asserts a claim especially formally

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