minimum assistance

min·i·mum as·sis·tance

(min'i-mŭm ă-sis'tăns)
Application by a caregiver of support or assitance at a single point of contact to enable a patient to perform an activity safely. The patient expends at least 75% of the effort; the caregiver, 25% or less.
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a) The minimum assistance from bilateral partner shall be USD 1 billion in a year, of which at least 50% shall be normal untied loans (not special loans).
ALL CITIZENS of Cyprus will be guaranteed the minimum assistance needed by the state to enjoy a dignified living through the rationalisation of the entire benefits system, said Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou yesterday.
Perhaps it is the sort of Labour Party politician who placed so much emphasis on this occasion as to deprive all the survivors of all but the barest minimum assistance in order to attend the event?
At the same time the franchisor may feel that once the franchisee is trained, up and running, and either profitable or close to profitability, they require minimum assistance.
He was at the back of the field entering the straight but he was still going well and finished to great effect with minimum assistance from the saddle.
Bradley Babson, senior adviser to Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Region Jemal-Ud-Din Kassum, said in a written answer to questions by Kyodo News that he told officials of the Finance Ministry, central bank and Foreign Trade Bank in Pyongyang in February 1998 that the bank is ready to provide minimum assistance available to nonmember countries.
He scored in style as well, because he was always going well and needed only minimum assistance from Richard Johnson to beat subsequent Ayr winner Lord Of The Sky by four lengths.
Mr Alastair McLeish, pensions partner at KPMG, said: "The new law answers for the first time a real need for providing divorcees with a level of retirement income above the minimum assistance provided by the State.
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