public assistance

noun

: government aid to needy, aged, or disabled persons and to dependent children

Examples of public assistance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some responsibilities include overseeing grants management, managing public assistance, providing research analysis, maintaining documentation and assisting with departmental administration. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 7 June 2024 Roughly half of them rely on public assistance, according to a January Department of Health and Human Services report. Josh Kelety, Fortune Well, 24 May 2024 Starting in 2006, Plaza at the Speedway received substantial public assistance through financing based on its sales and property taxes. Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, 22 May 2024 Rather, starting in January 2025, San Francisco’s public assistance recipients who screen positive for addiction on a 10-question drug abuse test will be referred to treatment. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for public assistance 

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of public assistance was in 1884

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“Public assistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20assistance. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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