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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State-run Social Security System (SSS) reported that the pension fund's sickness benefit releases to employed, self-employed, voluntary and overseas Filipino worker (OFW) members climbed in the first four months of the year.
MEMBERS of the Social Security System (SSS) received P984.42 million in sickness benefit in January to April, 12.45 percent higher than the P875.42 million they received in the same period last year.
A qualified member under the SSS' sickness benefit program receives a daily cash allowance for the number of days he or she is unable to work due to sickness or injury.
1912: The first sickness benefit (10 shillings per week), unemployment benefit (seven shillings) and maternity benefit (30 shillings) were introduced in Britain.
Under the law, SESSI has to allow eight types of benefits to the secured employees: sickness benefit, maternity benefit, death grant, injury benefit, disablement pension, disablement gratuity, survivors' pension, death grant in case of death while in receipt of injury benefit or total disablement pension.
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.
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.
In Luxembourg, the social security system relies on an obligatory system concerning those receiving benefits, with beneficiaries of Luxembourg sickness benefit funds being mainly located in Luxembourg.