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English definition of “benefit”

benefit

noun (MONEY FROM GOVERNMENT)    /ˈben.ɪ.fɪt/
[C or U] UK the money given by the government to people who need financial help, for example because they cannot find a job: unemployment benefit I'm on benefit at the moment. We can help you find out if you qualify for any benefits, particularly if you are sick, have a low income or have dependent children.Social security and state benefits
(Definition of benefit noun (MONEY FROM GOVERNMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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