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sickness benefit

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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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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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SEVERELY ill people are being made worse by the Tories' cruel sickness benefits shake-up.
At the same time, VSAA by paying sickness benefits starting from the 12th day instead of the 11th day will save EUR 4 million in 2018, EUR 4.
5 billion a year ago, as retirement, death, maternity, disability, funeral grant and sickness benefits rose despite decline in expenditures on members' medical and rehabilitation services.
SSS San Jose and Solano branches have identified three members who are also qualified to avail sickness benefits amounting to over P9,000.
Sickness benefits are daily cash allowances given to qualified SSS members with a minimum of four straight days of illness under the regular Social Security (SS) program.
It's no wonder the Conservatives need to cull the number of sickness benefits claimants; the money saved is helping to find the millions of pounds needed to pay the PS300-per-day plus expenses of these unelected peers.
The support is available to jobseekers, lone parents and people on sickness benefits who are looking to become their own boss.
Up to PS1,200 is available to people on jobseeker's allowance or sickness benefits and lone parents who want to start up their own business.
Minister of Social Affairs Khelil Zaouia said that the deficit of the National Sickness Benefits Fund (CNAM) will exceed 1,600 MTD over the next six years.
A union spokesperson said the three-year contract includes wage increases and increased life insurance and sickness benefits.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said: "There are around 100,000 people claiming sickness benefits whose illness is primarily down to their drug or alcohol addiction.
ONE of the most heartening experiences of my role has been meeting people who have moved off sickness benefits and into work.