go on public assistance

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Definition of go on public assistance

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: to receive money from the government Our family had to go on public assistance when my parents lost their jobs.

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“Go on public assistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20on%20public%20assistance. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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