income support


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income support

n
(Social Welfare) (in Britain, formerly) a social security payment for people on very low incomes

income support

In the United Kingdom, welfare payments made to the unemployed or people on low incomes.
Translations

income support

n (Brit) → sussidio di indigenza or povertà
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A further amalgamation occurred in 1998, when the payment was renamed Parenting Payment, and became available to sole parents (male and female) and to partners of unemployed income support recipients and low-wage earners with dependent children (Whiteford 2001a).
Linda Bastow, 60, of Ganton Way, Fixby, pleaded guilty to making false representations for income support.
But when he made an application for income support in January 2003 he claimed he only had savings of pounds 400 and was not receiving any occupational pension.
The court heard that Roberts began claiming income support legitimately in 1994 but in 1998 he bought properties in Picton Road and did not declare he had income from them.
Toronto--Tina Olivieri, a mother who has joint custody of three children, lost her appeals of a decision to pay only half of basic needs component of income support for her three children under the Ontario Disability Support Program.
If you have a low income, children, live on a pension or have a disability, you may be able to claim these benefits: Income Support If you're on a low wage, work 16 hours a week or less and have savings of under pounds 8000, you may get Income Support of up to pounds 54.65 a week.
More precisely, the focus is on recipients of general income support, because general income support does not require any kind of disability.
Only those on income support and in rented accommodation receive anything.
The 47-year-old claimed income support and housing benefit without declaring she was employed by Cardiff County Council as a cleaner, where she had worked since 1994.
In previous months, I have thought much about alternatives to traditional commodity program spending, specifically my belief that we need a counter-cyclical income support program, as in the House bill.
Practices in supporting people with disabilities varied so greatly from place to place that it would be difficult to speak of a national income support policy.
The money they don't take in Income Support from the Department of Social Security goes straight back into Treasury coffers at the end of the year.