Definition of income support in English:

income support

noun

mass noun
  • (in the UK and Canada) payment made by the state in particular circumstances to people who are on a low income.

    ‘she is currently receiving income support’
    ‘the benefits were extended to all those on income support’
    • ‘Emma has been on income support since she and her husband split up.’
    • ‘Only those who receive income support are eligible for a $135 monthly supplement.’
    • ‘The minimum wage and income support are profoundly welcome to the poor.’
    • ‘Recipients of income support or income-based jobseeker's allowance will automatically receive the full amount of child tax credit.’
    • ‘Government programs that provided poor people with greater income support would benefit most Americans.’

Pronunciation

income support