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supplementary benefit Line breaks: sup|ple¦men|tary bene|fit

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of supplementary benefit in English:


[mass noun]
(In the UK) a weekly allowance formerly paid by the state to those with an income below a certain level, now replaced by income support.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the payment of supplementary benefit to a person whose damages were exhausted would be a form of double compensation paid for by taxpayers.
  • A strengthened ‘fraud squad’ at the Leigh office of the Department of Health and Social Security is to crack down on abuses in claims for supplementary benefit in the Leigh area, it was announced today.
  • Many of us live a frugal existence because of past provisions we made and are not entitled to supplementary benefit etc.
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