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English definition of “welfare benefit”

welfare benefit

noun [C, usually plural]
money paid by the government to people who are ill, poor, or have no job: If a parent works, the family is not eligible for welfare benefits.
(Definition of welfare benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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