benefit noun definition in Unemployment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Unemployment topic
[countable, usually plural, uncountable] (British English) money provided by the government to people who need financial help because they are unemployed, ill/sick, etc. The aim is to help people who are on benefits(= receiving benefits)to find jobs. You may be eligible to receive benefits. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit fell last month.

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