Australia: Unemployment benefits from the government. Known in the US as "welfare".

Also see "dole bludger".
Just heading down to the Centrelink to put in my dole form.

I don't have any money until dole day.
by Andrew May 13, 2004
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Unemployment insurance; or, less commonly, any form of public assistance.
Since the company he worked for went out of business and he did not quit or get fired, he was eligible to go on the dole.
by Anthony Brancato April 19, 2003
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D.O.L.E acronym for Department Of Labour and Employment. unemployment benefit in the UK from 1911 until 2001 when dwp took over and called it job seekers allowance and now universal credit
my granddad was on the D.O.L.E claiming fortnightly giros after the mines shut down. i finished college, couldn't get a job and now i get Universal credit but everyone still calls it "the dole"
by Burgerboy118 October 14, 2018
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Municipal or state social assistance, specifically welfare. Not to be confused with employment benefits, or "pogey".
People on the dole are so poor they can't even afford to pay attention.
by not_on_the_dole_guy December 10, 2006
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Someone who cannot be bothered to work and claims money off the state to pay for their drug habbit.
JsT is on the dole and like to buy hash with his dole money.
by Bob January 24, 2005
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