unemployment benefit

This page is about the collocation unemployment benefit

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

a regular payment from the government to help someone who can't find a job

For example

  • Why are unemployment benefits only paid for a few months in America?

  • Unemployment benefits boost the economy by increasing sales of basic items.

Note:
Also "unemployment compensation" (Am. English)

Quick Quiz

People are entitled to unemployment benefits if they

a. can't find work

b. don't want to work

c. are unable to work

Contributor: Matt Errey