MISKEEN OR MASAKIN
The literal meaning of a miskeen is one who is weak or desperate. He is one of the categories of 8 people for whom Zakah can be given. 
Miskeen (مِسْكِين) means indigent; necessitous; needy; pauper; poor; poor man; poverty-stricken;
A miskeen or needy person would be one who might have enough to fulfill theirs and their family’s basic needs; but a situation or desperation has befallen them which they are unable to fulfill. For example, one amongst their family is sick and one cannot afford their treatment, or one is unable to pay ones housing costs, or one is unable to pay their children’s basic education fees, etc .
The needy (Miskeen) may be someone whose level of poverty is more than the poor or less than him. However, their ruling is the same in all matters. These poor and needy can have decent houses and clothes and yet be considered poor and needy if they do not possess their basic essential needs. The Messenger of Allah ﷺdefined the Miskeen in some narrations as: "The Miskeen is not the one who goes around among the people (begging) maybe receiving a morsel or two, and a date or two. Rather, the Miskeen is the one who does not have enough wealth to suffice him, however he does not let others know about it in order to be given charity and he does not stand and beg people." SahihMuslim 1039 
Zakath is spent on eight groups of people, as mentioned in the Qur'an (Arabic word As-Sadaqat here it means compulsory charity i.e., Zakath): "Zakath expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allaah and for the [stranded] traveler - an obligation [imposed] by Allaah . And Allaah is Knowing and Wise.Qur’an Surah Tawbah 9:60
Allaah has mentioned two types of poor people in His Book, miskeen and faqeer. The scholars have different opinions about the difference between them, and the best two definitions are summarized below:
Miskeen: a poor person who barely meets his basic needs, or a poor person who asks others to help fulfill his financial needs.
Faqeer: an impoverished person who cannot meet his basic needs, or a poor person who does not ask for financial help.
So based on both distinctions, the faqeer has more right to be assisted than a miskeen, and thus, Allaah mentions the faqeer first in the ayath about Zakaat, giving him priority over the miskeen. 
It was narrated from Salman bin 'Amir(R) that the Prophetﷺsaid:"Giving charity to a poor person is charity, and (giving) to a relative is two things, charity and upholding the ties of kinship." Sunan an-Nasa'i 2582
"The Messenger of Allah ﷺsaid: "The one who strives to sponsor a widow or a poor person is like the one who strives in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime Sunan an-Nasa'i 2577 
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (R) said: “Love the poor, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say in his supplication: ‘O Allah, cause me to live poor and cause me to die poor, and gather me among the poor (on the Day of Resurrection).’” Sunan ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 37, Hadith 4126 and Tirmidhi 2352, both Graded as Da’if (Weak) and Many scholars classed it as da’eef. If we assume it is saheeh, then what is meant by “poor” here is being humble before Allaah, not having little wealth. 
“And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily, one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allaah, and to the Messenger ﷺ, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad) ﷺ], (and also) the orphans, Al‑Masaakin (the poor) and the wayfarer”Surah al-Anfaal 8:41