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public assistance

Syllabification: pub·lic as·sis·tance

Definition of public assistance in English:

noun

Government benefits provided to the needy, usually in the form of cash or vouchers.
Example sentences
  • This will be welcomed by thousands of citizens, more so those who are eligible for old age pension, disability grants, NIS benefits and public assistance.
  • Thus, public assistance apparently provides the financial, material, and social support that enhances the social control function of the family.
  • Cooperative Services is a leader in providing public assistance to cooperatives, much of it in an educational vein.

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