sickness benefit


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sickness benefit

the TRANSFER PAYMENTS in cash or kind made to persons who are unable to work because of illness to provide them with some minimum standard of living until they can return to paid employment. In most countries, workers in employment pay NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS to the government in return for sickness benefit rights. See also GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE, SOCIAL-SECURITY BENEFITS.