go on public assistance

idiom

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

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Recent Examples on the Web His family had to go on public assistance until his mom found another job in retail. Elaine Pofeldt, Forbes, 27 June 2021

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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 30 Nov. 2023.

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