One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(formerly in the UK) a regular payment by the state to a family with an income below a certain level.
- ‘Only a small number of people are entitled to totally free dental cover through the NHS: children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and those receiving family credit or jobseekers' allowance.’
- ‘Full training will be given. £5.67 per hour paid with 16-hour contracts available entitling you to family credit.’
- ‘Two firefighters on his watch rely on family credit as well as their wage to make ends meet.’
- ‘If a woman can only manage to work 16 hours she can be employed and receive family credit to get a reasonable income.’
- ‘I will have to use my car but I am a single parent on family credit and it will cost me in petrol.’
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