income support


income support
income support noun
In Britain, a social security payment made to people on low incomes
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Main Entry:income

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income support UK US noun [uncountable] british
in the UK, money that the government pays to people who have a very low income or no income at all
Thesaurus: financial help given by the governmenthyponym

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ˌincome supˈport [income support] noun uncountable
(in Britain) the money that the government pays to people who have no income or a very low income

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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