When I was a kid at primary school we all used to get free milk, up till 10 years ago when dentists were allowed to go private I received (like everyone else in the UK) free dental care, as a UK citizen I get free medical care. As a young man, my B.A. was paid for by the Govt - as was my Master's degree.
In the period between academic years, I had a couple of short periods of unemployment and got what was then called unemployment benefit. When I stayed in the city I was studying at I also recieved housing benefit. Generally however that all ended 23 years ago when I finally completed my Master's. I've been fully employed or worked freelance since and paid all my costs as well as my taxes back into the system.