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unemployment benefit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Employment, Welfare
unemployment benefitˌunemˈployment ˌbenefit British English, unemployment benefits/compensation American English noun [uncountable]  BEPEWmoney paid regularly by the government to people who have no jobon unemployment benefit (=be getting unemployment benefit) people on unemployment benefit
Examples from the Corpus
unemployment benefitSome jobs were too short-lived for them to build up sufficient contributions to acquire eligibility for unemployment benefit.The harsher conditions attaching to the receipt of unemployment benefit affect all claimants, but the consequences for women are particularly unfortunate.To add insult to injury, Alan's not even entitled to unemployment benefit.
From Longman Business Dictionaryunemployment benefitunemˈployment ˌbenefit [countable, uncountable] British English money paid regularly by the government to people who do not have a job SYN unemployment compensation AmEHow long have you been receiving unemployment benefit? benefit
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