leefloon

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Etymology[edit]

From leven ‎(to live) +‎ loon ‎(pay, wage)

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  • Hyphenation: leven‧loon

Noun[edit]

leefloon n ‎(plural leeflonen, diminutive leefloontje n)

  1. official term in Belgian law since 2002 for the former bestaansminimum, a minimal 'subsistence' income, guaranteed to all citizens and other legal residents, regardless of professional activity or history, meant as a bottom on poverty
    Leefloon is een misleidende benaming omdat het geen loon is, leeflonen worden door de overheid vaak toegekend ongeacht gebrek aan beroepsactiviteit
    Leefloon [minimal wage] is a misnomer beacause it isn't a wage, minimumlonen are often awarded by the authorities regardless of lack of professional activities

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