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child benefitnoun [U]

uk   /ˌtʃaɪld ˈben.ɪ.fɪt/  us   /ˌtʃaɪld ˈben.ə.fɪt/ UK
money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children
(Definition of child benefit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"child benefit" in Business English

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child benefitnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
GOVERNMENT in the UK, an amount of money paid 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 tax credits.
(Definition of child benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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