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Benefit

In annuities, insurance and some government programs, the amount of money one receives under certain, stated circumstances. Benefits commonly refer to periodic payments one begins to receive following retirement, but they may also refer to welfare payments like rental assistance or food stamps. In general, benefits may be fixed at a certain amount (often determined by the amount one has contributed in premiums or taxes) or may vary according to inflation or an underlying investment portfolio.

benefit

see CONSUMER SURPLUS, VALUE CREATED MODEL.
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Bercaw also gave much more benefit of the doubt to Schook, a CPA and certified fraud examiner, than Schook had extended to Sharp, who has a degree in English.
'He could have given Robbie the benefit of the doubt, but he doesn't get the benefit of the doubt very often.'
Please parents, give the teacher the benefit of the doubt.
However, since he was on a ranch on a guided hunt, it may have been more difficult, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm tired of this type of article and your guided hunts.
Nevertheless, consider his court testimony: "It is my opinion that the human fetus possesses the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks of gestation, if not earlier, and that pain perceived by a fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by newborns or older children." As Anand told the New York Times after the JAMA controversy broke: "By the second trimester, all bets are off and I would argue that in the absence of absolute proof we should give the fetus the benefit of the doubt if we are going to call ourselves compassionate and humane physicians."
In that situation the benefit of the doubt should surely be given to the victim of the interference.
Until her actions display the contrary I'm prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt.
So, allowing them the benefit of the doubt, I blame them for not stealing the election first.
Repeatedly, when weighing up the evidence, he gives America the benefit of the doubt, while interpreting the facts about Europe in the darkest light.
But, giving them the benefit of the doubt, I expect the gift sub offer mailing was sent to the entire list that includes people who came on board from at least a dozen different offers.
Before going to see the The Passion of the Christ I was prepared to give Mel Gibson some benefit of the doubt. I was braced to witness a great but socially harmful film, like D.W.
I give him the benefit of the doubt since he is an attorney and not an economist or accountant.