sickness benefit


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sickness benefit

n
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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Noun1.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
Translations

sickness benefit

n (Brit) → Krankengeld nt

sickness benefit

nindennità di malattia
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1912: The first sickness benefit (10 shillings per week), unemployment benefit (seven shillings) and maternity benefit (30 shillings) were introduced in Britain.
TENS of thousands of disability and sickness benefit claimants may have been underpaid and it could cost up to PS500 million to correct the error.
PEOPLE coming off sickness benefit having been declared fit to work have helped to swell the number of jobseekers in Huddersfield.
The State Social Insurance Agency (VSAA) will pay the sickness benefit starting from the 12th day instead of the 11th day for a maximum of 26 weeks.
A FEW weeks ago, as a person receiving sickness benefit, I received from the Department for Work and Pensions, my quote for my yearly increase in benefits.
Viola, SSS Medical Services Division officer-in-charge, said that the web-based facility for sickness notifications aims to prevent late filing which reduces the amount of sickness benefit reimbursement claimed from the pension fund.
UNDER George Osborne's comprehensive spending review, it will signal a shake-up of one million people to get back to work and off sickness benefit.
In an interview with the Press Association after delivering a speech in central London, Mr Duncan Smith said: "The present system of sickness benefit has a problem.
The private firm behind controversial sickness benefit tests have been slammed for awarding their chief executive almost pounds 1million in bonus payments.
Summary: Three-quarters of claimants who apply for sickness benefit are found fit to work or drop their claims before they are completed.
It is no coincidence that ministers who think like that are slashing the incomes of half a million people on sickness benefit.
Roberts received pounds 50-a-week sickness benefit and was a carpenter before he became unwell.