social work, public assistance, public works, social aid, unemployment benefits, child welfare, federal aid, poverty program, social insurance, Social Security, health service, the dole; see also aid 1, insurance.
A state of health, happiness, and prospering:prosperity, weal1, well-being. See better
Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed:aid, dole, handout, public assistance, relief. See help