Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “state benefit”

state benefit

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.
(Definition of state benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of state benefit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More