state benefit


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state benefit UK US noun [plural or U]
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE money given by the government to people who are poor or ill, or who do not have a job: on state benefit(s) »

They live on state benefits.

come off state benefit(s) »

More than a third of people with a disability or long-term illness want to work, yet only 5% of them come off state benefits each year to start jobs.

apply for/claim/receive state benefit(s) »

In Sweden, lone parents are required to be available for work if they receive state benefits.

qualify for/be eligible for state benefit(s) »

Many women earn too little to qualify for state incapacity benefit because they work part-time.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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