Definition of National Assistance in English:

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National Assistance

noun

[mass noun]
Welfare payment made to people on low incomes in Britain between 1948 and 1965.
Example sentences
  • Guidance on National Assistance Act 1948 (Choice of Accommodation) Directions 1992.
  • Father found occasional work beneath his capabilities, and life on the dole and National Assistance was degrading for him; and being dependent on a wife at work was alien to the culture of the times.
  • Statement of need will have to state whether or not applicants meet the National Assistance act criteria.
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