Definition of National Assistance in English:

National Assistance

noun

  • [mass noun] Welfare payment made to people on low incomes in Britain between 1948 and 1965.

    • ‘Statement of need will have to state whether or not applicants meet the National Assistance act criteria.’
    • ‘Comparison with Section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948’
    • ‘Guidance on National Assistance Act 1948 (Choice of Accommodation) Directions 1992.’
    • ‘Father found occasional work beneath his capabilities, and life on the dole and National Assistance was degrading for him; and being dependent on a wife at work was alien to the culture of the times.’