Meaning of family credit in English:

family credit


mass noun
  • (formerly in the UK) a regular payment by the state to a family with an income below a certain level.

    ‘If a woman can only manage to work 16 hours she can be employed and receive family credit to get a reasonable income.’
    • ‘Two firefighters on his watch rely on family credit as well as their wage to make ends meet.’
    • ‘Only a small number of people are entitled to totally free dental cover through the NHS: children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and those receiving family credit or jobseekers' allowance.’
    • ‘I will have to use my car but I am a single parent on family credit and it will cost me in petrol.’
    • ‘Full training will be given. £5.67 per hour paid with 16-hour contracts available entitling you to family credit.’