One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Payment made by the state to people, typically single parents, on low incomes.‘all of her domestic purposes benefit goes on rent, power, and food’
- ‘The core Domestic Purposes Benefit for a mother with two children is now $256.52 per week.’
- ‘Next up watch the government wield the big stick across the backs of those receiving the sickness, invalids and domestic purposes benefits.’
- ‘They voted for a weakening of the restraints around the domestic purposes benefit.’
- ‘The recession has led to the Government postponing an election pledge to make people on the domestic purposes benefit go back to work once their eldest child has turned six.’
- ‘The typical domestic purposes benefit client is a woman in her 30s with one or two children.’
- ‘The domestic purposes benefit reforms that we passed through the House late last year are now being implemented.’
- ‘Widows on the widow's benefit caring for the same aged children will not face a work test, and nor will older women alone receiving the domestic purposes benefit.’
- ‘A domestic purposes benefit recipient with two children, living in Christchurch, will be better off by about $36 a week.’
- ‘They introduced the Domestic Purposes Benefit in 1973, at a time when New Zealand's terms of trade were adverse.’
- ‘We can look at the explosion in the number of women on the domestic purposes benefit now.’
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