Meaning of “sickness benefit” in the English Dictionary

"sickness benefit" in Business English

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sickness benefitnoun

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[ 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.

(Definition of “sickness benefit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)