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English definition of “housing benefit”

housing benefit

noun [U]     GOVERNMENT
in the UK, money paid by the government to help people who are on a low income pay for a place to live in: Regulations place a duty on local authorities to ensure housing benefit is processed and paid in two weeks.
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