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Person in receipt of public assistance

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Person in receipt of public assistance  (PERSON in receipt of public assistance)

The economically inactive population may be divided into dependants1 (350-5) and self-supporting persons2. Dependants depend for their support on the efforts of earners3 or breadwinners3; self-supporting persons have sufficient means for their subsistence. They may be rentiers4 or persons of independent means4, retired persons5 or pensioners5. A special category is that of persons in receipt of public assistance6, who are generally unemployable7 or incapable of work7.

  • 1. dependant (U. S. spelling dependent) n. — dependent adj. — dependency or depen-dancy n., the state of being dependent.