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sickness benefit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Welfare
sickness benefitˈsickness ˌbenefit noun [uncountable] British English 🔊 🔊 PEWmoney paid by the government to someone who is too ill to work
Examples from the Corpus
sickness benefitInsured workers who are off sick are entitled to draw sickness benefit.From April 1983, the first eight weeks of sickness benefit were to be met by the employer.Spending cuts would especially affect public administration and, within the social welfare budget, the level of payments on sickness benefit.Some items of expenditure like supplementary benefit or sickness benefit are demand-led commitments.This fund was set up during the 1880s as a means of providing sickness benefit for employees.It was decided that state sickness benefit was to be taxed by its abolition!The most novel approach related to sickness benefit.
From Longman Business Dictionarysickness benefitˈsickness ˌbenefit [countable, uncountable] British English money paid, especially by the government, to someone who is too ill to workShe is entitled (=has an official right) to receive State Sickness Benefit from the Department of Social Security.Denmark has made cuts in sickness benefits. benefit
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