Un-employment benefit

unemployment benefit

noun
an allowance of money paid, usually weekly, to an unemployed worker by a state or federal agency or by the worker's labor union or former employer during all or part of the period of unemployment.
Also called unemployment compensation.


Origin:
1925–30

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unemployment benefit
 
n
1.  Informal term: dole (in Britain, formerly) a regular payment to a person who is out of work: replaced by jobseeker's allowance in 1996
2.  (in New Zealand) a means-tested monetary benefit paid weekly by the Social Security Department to the unemployed

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