Is it true that unemployed people get paid from a government ?

@yanzalong (10200)
Indonesia
January 17, 2012 11:51pm CST
When I was in UK, England, I heard that unemployed people get paid by the government. They are paid weekly around 40 pounds. What about in your country, are unemployed people paid as well? In my country, no unemployed people are given payment. So, they have to struggle hard to find a job to keep on living. It's nice to hear from you about it.
15 responses
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
In my country, you cannot expect any assistance from the government if ever you are unemployed. You need to look for another job otherwise you are depriving your self of the means to a decent life. People in UK and the US are very lucky. If they are unemployed, they receive assistance from their government. In our countries, you need to work since the government cannot afford to provide any assistance or support.
@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 12
In USA, the unemployed people get payment because they used to work, while in UK, all unemployed people (as long as they have been registered at the Social Department) will recieve unemployment benefit. In your country? It's the same as in Indonesia, they have to put their nose to the grindstone to keep on living.
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@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
That is right. If you don't work then you don't eat. This is why there are a lot of people who are starving and deprived of the basic needs in life. That is what we call survival.
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@wiguen (551)
• United States
19 Jan 12
here in the us, there is the welfare program people receive help even if they never work, its not much but they get food and get to apply for housing. sure its not a life that i'd like to live that's why I try to make money to kill time, some receive from 3 to 400 hundred on found and if they disable they get ssi.
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@Craydz (65)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Same situation in this country where I work in. But a little bit different in terms of arrangement. All companies are oblige to hired local employee in return that the company can fully functioned an organised there system. But the locals employed are not actually working,their just writing their names in and out but no work at all. After they log-in they all go home and sleep and do whatever they want. It's unfair though. But what can we do it's their country anyway.
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@wiguen (551)
• United States
18 Jan 12
which country is it?
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@Craydz (65)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
I just don't wanna mention the name. Because I don't wanna get into trouble.Peace!
18 Jan 12
I'm my country there is such thing like this you have to work hard to put rice in table.I think some people in some country there are just lazy to work some of my friend who work in oversea tell me there some suffers they just don't work they just surf in sea the whole day and their govwement just paid them.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jan 12
hi sebastion not unless they had nmoney taken out of their pay when they were working to provide unemployment insurance when they are out of work. they are not lazy they are u nfortunately jobless.
@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 12
You are right, if unemployed people (who never worked before) get paid, while they do nothing at all, this will make them lazy to work because they think they will get paid for doing nothing. In the UK, unemployment benefit is given to those who are still trying to get a job. And they will get it if they apply for it at Social Department.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
18 Jan 12
We have employment insurance here in Canada. It's not free, you pay into it the entire time you work from every single paycheque, and it's not a choice, you have to pay into it. So, if find yourself unemployed, yes, you do get money. It's not as much as when you were working, I think it's 55% of what you were making and you have to show that you just didn't quit your job or get fired. In that case you don't get it. If, through no fault of your own, you have no job, the government will pay for a certain amount of time. It's a maximum of 50 weeks you can collect it.
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 12
The situation is more or less the same as in USA, isn't it. It IS your money that you get during unemployment period. It's a lot better. What about pension scheme? Do you get it permenently?
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@Woody7189 (247)
• United States
18 Jan 12
I live in the United States and unemployed people can get money here. I am not sure how much, but its a percentage of what they earned at their last job. There is a limit to how many weeks they are entitled to receive this before they must find a job. It can be a help if you lose your job.
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 12
I see. I thought they would get it for the rest of their lives. Apparently, they are paid because they worked before. If they didn't work at all, would they be paid? Thank for this valuable information.
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@Nameless_ (1181)
• Australia
18 Jan 12
That is rather true. Here in Australia you get paid by the government if you dont work. That is why we have asylum camps that stop fake refugees from flooding australia and taking benefits which our government gives. However I know that most refugees are real so we have this big debate going on now.
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 12
The system is more or less the same as in UK. What is the percentage of unemployment benefit to the payment one gets from a regular work.? In Indonesia pensioners get 80% of their basic salaries. It still depends on how long you worked.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
18 Jan 12
Social security means that if you work you pay tax (all kind of tax). One of them is for the time you might get sick or loose your job. If so you will get payed a part of what you earned before. It depends on how long you worked how long you get this money. If you never worked you can get social help. How much this will be and if you will get it depends on your age, situation etc. In my city even homeless people get money. They only need a (post)address. If they don't have it the city will give them one. How much the amount of money payed is I don't know.
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 12
You are absolutely right. That's what I heard. And those who never worked will get social help in terms of financial support, right? And how much they get depends on the age, this means the older they are, the higher the pay is?
• Indonesia
18 Jan 12
in my country, unemployed get no paid from goverment. I hear that some country give paid for unemployed. It can be good and bad but I think they really have budget for it, while my country, there are many unemployee which get nothing. I think it's fair enough because it will let them work hard to live
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• India
18 Jan 12
Without involving in any program or schemes launching by the Government, Indian citizen can not get paid for a penny by the Government. People are lucky, who are getting paid during unemployment by their Government.
@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 12
What about those who live under poverty line in India? They are unemployed, right? Do they get unemployment benefit? This is what I am trying to find out as well. Thank.
@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
18 Jan 12
In my country it is possible to get money from the government when you are unemployed. In exchange for the money that they get most unemployed people have to work. They don't get a "real" job, because they don't get money from their employers, they get money from the government. The employer get a extra employee who work without a salary. That is an advantage for the employer but not for the employee. There is a difference between the amount of money that you get from the government and the money that you get from a real job, because the money from the government is a pretty small amount of money (less than the minimum salary) It is not easy to live from the money from the government if you are used to a real salary, but it is possible if you live in a small rented room or apartment and only buy cheap food. The only people who don't have to work in exchange for the money that they receive from the government are people who are ill. It is hard to survive if you only get the money from the government and some people have to move to a smaller place or sell things that they own, but I am still happy it is possible to get money from the government when you lose your job, and a small amount of money is better than no money at all.
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 12
Thank for the info,it's very comprehensive. Denmark is a rich country, I think. Unemployed people should not be worried. They still get something from the government although it is small.
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• India
18 Jan 12
Yes it is true and some of my friends used to joke many people used to get more when they were unemployed than when they were working !! But this luxury is not present in my country. No job menas no pay until we find a new job. Cheers
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 12
In Indonesia it is also the same. No work no payment. Unemployed people have to work their head off to stay alive.
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• India
18 Jan 12
Actually our government also do for unemployed people , i have heard some policy that the government is giving jobs for unemployed people .
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@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
18 Jan 12
I think the money given to the unemployed people comes from unemployment tax charged to those who work. But unemployed people have to apply in order to be paid. They go to Social Department that deals with unemployment benefit.
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@sivaeinfo (220)
• India
18 Jan 12
In India the government give 100 day job for poor unemployment peoples. They get 100 rupees per day work. I think the educated person don't get any payment from government.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jan 12
hi yanzalong only if they are signed up for unemployment insurance when they were working then they will get paid so much just enough to get food and maybe pay the rent that's the way it is done here in the United states anyway.Ir is not a lot but is to tide them pver while they look for work
@yanzalong (10200)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 12
Thank. I understand now. At the beginning I thought the unemployment benefit was given by the government they used to work for.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 12
As for me here, my government don't pay unemployed people, too. Everyone of us here, need to find our own job, to earn a living. That's why, it is better to keep the job that we have, since it is not easy to find job nowadays. People living in UK is lucky, since they can still survive although they are not working. I think they should make good use of the money that they are receiving from the government. It is a pity that i read from online news that some people who are receiving the money had spend it unwisely on other unwanted things.