Definition of income support in English:

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income support



[mass noun]
(In the UK and Canada) payment made by the state in particular circumstances to people who are on a low income: she is currently receiving income support the benefits were extended to all those on income support
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  • Recipients of income support or income-based jobseeker's allowance will automatically receive the full amount of child tax credit.
  • The minimum wage and income support are profoundly welcome to the poor.
  • Emma has been on income support since she and her husband split up.
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