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"child benefit" in British English

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child benefitnoun [U]

uk   us   UK
moneyreceivedregularly by ​families from the ​government to ​helppay for the ​costs of taking ​care of ​children
(Definition of child benefit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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child benefitnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
GOVERNMENT in the UK, an ​amount of ​moneypaid by the ​government for each child in a family until they ​reach a particular age: Every month, the family receives £100 in child ​benefit and ​taxcredits.
(Definition of child benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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