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allocation
Pronunciation: /al(l)ɔkasjɔ̃/

Translation of allocation in English:

nom féminin

Compounds

allocation chômage

  • unemployment benefit ou benefits (anglais américain)

allocation de devises

  • foreign currency allowance

allocation de fin de droits

allocation logement

  • housing benefit ou benefits (anglais américain)

allocation de maternité

  • maternity benefit ou benefits (anglais américain)

allocation de recherche

allocation vieillesse

  • discretionary retirement pension

allocations familiales

Allocations familiales

Cultural Note: Allocations familiales

Known colloquially as les allocs, they cover both maternity benefits and child benefit generally. For a first child, a working mother is entitled to sixteen weeks of paid maternity leave financed by the state. After the birth of a second child, child benefit is payable monthly.

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