Entry from US English dictionary
A benefit payable under a social security system.
- Danes pay high taxes, but the government uses the money to provide many social benefits such as free health care.
- These days, she benefits from rent allowance and other social benefits that give her enough independence to survive as a single parent.
- Lastly, the budget also contributed to an increase in social benefits and family allowances.
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Syllabification: so·cial ben·e·fit
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