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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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Sickness benefits for work-related sickness or injuries under the Employee's Compensation Program also increased by 71.3 percent to P70.54 million from the P41.19 million recorded during the same period in 2018.
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.
I had a conversation recently, on a bus journey with a young man living on long-term sickness benefits, who was brandishing one of the latest smartphones, and bragging that the social services have recently paid for him to acquire a new 10-year passport.
The Welfare Ministry has proposed these amendments because sickness benefits have been growing in the past years.
This extension also applied to more people on 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.
A NATIONAL charity based in Rugby has hit out at plans to strip sickness benefits from people suffering from alcohol and drug misuse.
WHEN it comes to moving people off sickness benefits, nobody would argue against the notion that those who are fit to work should work.
A private firm hired to slash sickness benefits has seen the number of cases kicked out by the Goverment triple in a year.
Following this she first made a claim for sickness benefits in October 2005.
I suspect there will be an awful lot of sickness benefits getting paid out due to incapacity if this legislation goes through, so it will defeat the object of saving money.