Definition of unemployment benefit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

unemployment benefit

 noun
noun
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(British English)(US English unemployment compensation, unemployment)[uncountable](also unemployment benefits [plural])
 
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money paid by the government to somebody who is unemployed people on (= receiving) unemployment benefit Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last month. see also Jobseeker’s Allowance