The legal term exhaustee is used in the context of unemployment benefits. An exhaustee is someone who has used all of the benefits they were eligible for in a week of unemployment. This includes all disability benefits, child/dependent allowances, vet allowances, etc. Often, unemployment insurance policies will require the claimant to have exhausted all of the other benefits they are eligible for before they can claim unemployment insurance. Some policies will factor other benefits the claimant is receiving into the amounts they can claim. For example, if the claimant is receiving disability benefits, they will have to report how much they are receiving in those benefits, and it will affect the amount of unemployment benefits they will receive. If you hear the term exhaustee, it means the policy requires you to exhaust all other benefits you are eligible for.