benefit
   state aid paid to the needy
   Literally, an advantage. Benefit was formerly the specific advantage of being a member of a fund from which you could draw if you were ill. If the illness lasted too long, or you failed to keep up your subscriptions to the fund, you went out of benefit. The modern use is of regular or ad hoc payments:
    Jobless CSE candidates 'should be given £13 benefit'. [Daily Telegraph, December 1980)

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