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child benefit Line breaks: child bene|fit

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Definition of child benefit in English:


[mass noun]
(In the UK) regular payment by the state to the parents of a child up to a certain age: child benefit will go up to £10 a week
More example sentences
  • To that end, child benefit payments to all parents regardless of income will level off once promised increases are met.
  • One said he was paying €9,000 a year in childcare but the cost would remain high to parents even with increased child benefit payments.
  • The Post Office wishes to assure its customers that they can continue collecting pensions, child benefit and other benefits from the Post Office.
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