sickness benefit(redirected from sickness benefits)
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1. (Social Welfare) (formerly, in the British National Insurance scheme) a weekly payment made to a person who had been off work through illness for more than three days and less than six months; replaced by incapacity benefit in 1995
2. (Social Welfare) (in New Zealand) a payment made by the Department of Social Welfare to a person unable to work owing to a medical condition
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|Noun||1.||sickness benefit - money paid (by the government) to someone who is too ill to work|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
benefit - financial assistance in time of need