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    Default Unemployment benefits.

    Hello,

    When someone is unemployed after having been made redundant, this person may claim unemployment benefits and live on unemployment benefits for a while. Right, I would like to know if there are other ways of naming this type of help from the governement.

    Can we talk about unemployment allocation?

    I have not got any particular context to which make a reference.

    As always, thank you very much for your help.

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    Default Re: Unemployment benefits.

    In England, it is known informally as 'the dole'. I have been on the dole for six weeks now.

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    Default Re: Unemployment benefits.

    Its official name (maybe changed recently I think... ) was 'Jobseeker's Allowance'.

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    Default Re: Unemployment benefits.

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    When someone is unemployed after having been made redundant, this person may claim unemployment benefits and live on unemployment benefits for a while. Right, I would like to know if there are other ways of naming this type of help from the governement.

    Can we talk about unemployment allocation?

    I have not got any particular context to which make a reference.

    As always, thank you very much for your help.
    In the US, the terminology varies fom state to state. This type of assistance can be called unemployment insurance, unemployment compensation or unemployment benefits. To say that someone is "on the dole" is quite demeaning (in the US) and generally refers to public assistance benefits (commonly known as "welfare.")

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    Default Re: Unemployment benefits.

    I agree. Someone who is "between jobs" and collecting unemployment I would not say is "on the dole."

    You do pay a portion of every paycheck into the system. If you have to collect benefits, you are not getting charity.

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    Default Re: Unemployment benefits.

    That's the reason for the change from 'Unemploment Benefit' to 'Jobseeker's Allowance', to underline the need to look for a job actively in order to get it.

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    Default Re: Unemployment benefits.

    In the US, every state has its own particular terminology when officially referring to unemployment benefits or unemployment insurance, but overall the generic terms used by folks collecting it is simply "Unemployment":

    "I was laid off almost a year ago and now my Unemployment is about to run out. I'm going to have to take any job, whether in my field or not."

    "I hated my job, so it was a relief when my boss laid me off. I'm going to collect Unemployment for a few months and clear my mind before I start looking for a new job."

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