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unemploy′ment ben`efit(n.)

  1. a usu. weekly payment of money to an unemployed worker under an unemployment insurance program. Also called unemploy′ment compensa`tion.

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  1. unemployment benefit(Noun)

    money paid by the government, special-purpose fund or similar to those who are unemployed and looking for work.


  1. Unemployment benefits

    Unemployment benefits are social welfare payments made by the state or other authorised bodies to unemployed people. Benefits may be based on a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. Depending on the jurisdiction and the status of the person, those sums may be small, covering only basic needs, or may compensate the lost time proportionally to the previous earned salary. Unemployment benefits are generally given only to those registering as unemployed, and often on conditions ensuring that they seek work and do not currently have a job. In some countries, a significant proportion of unemployment benefits are distributed by trade/labour unions, an arrangement known as the Ghent system.


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