The unemployment benefit is not a salary. Salary is a financial compensation paid by the employer to the employee. The unemployment benefit is a benefit intended for temporary support until you find a job. It is money paid by an authority to the unemployed to secure a livelihood when seeking employment.
Receiving unemployment benefit implies certain obligations. This means, that you are required to:
- accept work, education or training offered by the TE Office
- participate in services that promote employment.
The Unemployment Security Act defines who is entitled to unemployment benefit.
The Unemployment Security Act, section 2
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