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sickness benefit

noun
 
 
UK
[U] GOVERNMENT, WORKPLACE money a worker is paid by their government because they cannot work as a result of illness or injury: It is not possible to claim sickness benefit and work at the same time. Many people on sickness benefit are eager to take a job.
[C] HR, WORKPLACE time away from work for illness or extra money to help with illness that a company offers to workers: Pensions and sickness benefits for staff were first used by the company in 1937. Are employees entitled to long-term sickness benefits?
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(Definition of sickness benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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