housing benefit

housing benefit
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housing benefit UK US noun [U] GOVERNMENT
in the UK, money paid by the government to help people who are on a low income pay for a place to live in: »

Regulations place a duty on local authorities to ensure housing benefit is processed and paid in two weeks.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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