The Law of Dependence?

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In Spain we have a "virtual" Law of Dependence, that means that if someone depends on their family to lead a normal life, the state will provide the dependent person with the necessary means to lead an independent life. I said "virtual" because dependent people are simply given a maximum of 500 euros, which is obviously insufficient to be independent; and so they continue being dependent on their families to lead a normal life. But my question is merely linguistic: what do you call this law in English speaking countries, if you happen to have one, inefficient, like ours, or not?

  • Nunty

    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
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    This looks more like a research question than a linguistic one, so I've closed the thread. If you do have a language-related question that I missed, please PM any of the EO moderators and we will open the thread back up.

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