One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A universal state benefit paid to parents for the financial support of children.‘the Conservatives are offering a family benefit of $50 a week to parents with preschoolers’
- ‘Over the tea break I canvassed a few opinions on the family benefit.’
- ‘It would be a non-income-tested transferable payment to the primary caregiver, similar to the family benefit that my parents relied on when I was growing up.’
- ‘It simply would not matter which household member received family benefit or family support payments.’
- ‘The most obvious immediate solution is restoring a decent universal family benefit for parents.’
- ‘On offer was $600, which could be taken either as a lump sum, a weekly addition to the family benefit, or as a deposit in her NZ Superannuation Scheme account.’
- ‘When it was announced in 1990 that the family benefit was to be scrapped, an off-the-cuff comment by the Prime Minister seemed to attract rather more attention than the policy change itself.’
- ‘We know from when the family benefit was around previously that in many cases that was not the case.’
- ‘To which women up and down the country replied "You don't get the family benefit, your wife does".’
- ‘The family benefit is an important part of our social history.’
- ‘A universal family benefit will certainly not achieve that.’
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