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state benefitnoun [plural or U]

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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 ​statebenefits.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 ​statebenefits each ​year to ​startjobs.apply for/claim/receive state benefit(s) In Sweden, lone ​parents are ​required to be ​available for ​work if they receive ​statebenefits.qualify for/be eligible for state benefit(s) Many women ​earn too little to ​qualify for ​stateincapacitybenefit because they ​workpart-time.
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