The Kluges' foray into the high-powered whirl of Palm Beach benefits proved more problematic.
I linked yesterday to Esquire magazine's report on the lack of benefits available to the Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden.
They want the benefits of being an informant and the income from doing something illegal.
"financial support (especially for medical expenses) to which one is entitled through employment or membership," 1895, plural of benefit (n.).
late 14c., "good or noble deed," also "advantage, profit," from Anglo-French benfet "well-done," from Latin benefactum "good deed," from bene facere (see benefactor). Meaning "performance or entertainment to raise money for some charitable cause" is from 1680s.
late 15c., from benefit (n.). Related: Benefited; benefiting.