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sick benefit


Definitions from WordNet

Noun sick benefit has 1 sense
  1. sick benefit, sickness benefit - money paid (by the government) to someone who is too ill to work
    --1 is a kind of benefit

Definitions from the Web

Sick Benefit


1. A financial compensation provided by an employer or government agency to an individual who is unable to work due to illness or injury. It serves as a form of social welfare to support individuals during periods of temporary disability.

Example sentence:

After being diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia, John applied for sick benefits to help cover his medical expenses and lost wages.


2. A specific amount of money paid out to someone by an insurance company as a result of a valid claim resulting from illness or injury covered by the insurance policy.

Example sentence:

Emily was relieved to receive her sick benefits from the insurance company after her surgery, as it assisted in meeting her healthcare costs.


3. Colloquially, a sick benefit can also refer to the period of paid leave granted to an employee by their employer when they are unable to work due to illness.

Example sentence:

Due to a severe case of the flu, Maria had to take sick benefit, and the company granted her two weeks of paid leave to recover.

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