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national assistance

n
(Social Welfare) (in Britain) formerly a weekly allowance paid to certain people by the state to bring their incomes up to minimum levels established by law. Now replaced by: income support
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Noun1.national assistance - benefits paid to bring incomes up to minimum levels established by law
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Mr Corbyn said Labour should not compromise its commitment to the welfare state: "In the 1940s, national assistance and national insurance and all those pieces of legislation said that nobody should live in destitution," he said.
That was our inspiration," said member of the management of a national assistance campaign that started early this year covering all the Syrian provinces, referring to a report published by Syrian media.
Years ago whilst employed by the then National Assistance Board (we now know as DWP), they often took people off unemployment benefit by putting them on to snow clearance or helping the city in other ways.
9 --(BNA)-- The Royal Charity Organization (RCO)'s Secretary-General also Chairman of the National Assistance Committee's Executive Panel, Dr.
Then it was the Asians who they had marked as scroungers with the first thing they learned when they arrived being national assistance in benefits.
Those who contact LRRRC when they arrive home in their community may qualify for additional national assistance programmes.
The old welfare system was abolished in the National Assistance Act 1948, which provided a safety net for the homeless, the disabled, and unmarried "mothers, as well as the elderly living below the poverty line.
Unfortunately Mr Atkinson has also been assessed as not being eligible for help under the National Assistance Act.
As president of the Assistance League of Austin and board member of the National Assistance League, Suanne is the model for servant leadership.
The option of my father giving up work to care for us and claiming benefits simply did not exist in the days of the National Assistance Board.
The council's hands are tied by the National Assistance Act which demands that Local Authorities set a standard charge for their residential homes at an amount equivalent to the full cost of providing the accommodation.

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