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Definitions and Synonyms of public assistance | Another word for public assistance | What is public assistance?

Definition 1: governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need - [noun denoting act]

Samples where public assistance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she lives on welfare

Synonyms for public assistance in the sense of this definition

(public assistance is a kind of ...) gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause

"economic assistance to depressed areas"

(... is a kind of public assistance ) government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue

(... is a kind of public assistance ) aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

"he has been on relief for many years"

(... is a kind of public assistance ) money received from the state

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