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Aid, such as money or food, given to homeless and other financially needy people, the aged, or the inhabitants of a disaster-stricken area; relief.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US payment given to individuals by government agencies on the basis of need
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government aid to the poor, disabled, blind, or aged, or to dependent children.
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Aid given in the form of money or food by a government to the needy or homeless.
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|Noun||1.||public assistance - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"|
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
relief - aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"
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