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on welfare

Definition of on welfare in English:

Receiving government financial assistance for basic material needs.
Example sentences
  • Relatively low levels of the community are therefore on welfare and public assistance.
  • Elisa cut off financial support, prompting Emily and her children to go on welfare.
  • One was on welfare living off the dole, but I think that two of them had jobs, wives, and small children.
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