Meaning of incapacity benefit in English:

incapacity benefit

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mass noun
  • (in the UK) a state benefit paid to people who are unable to work for a period of more than twenty-eight consecutive weeks because of illness or disability.

    ‘Counting those on incapacity benefit and disability benefits, these figures more than double.’
    • ‘Today he's on five types of drugs, receives a War pension and is on incapacity benefit, being unable to continue working as a cook.’
    • ‘People on Jobseeker's Allowance, income support and incapacity benefit get their benefits adjusted this month.’
    • ‘In financial terms the hidden unemployed are pushing up the benefits bill because incapacity benefit is worth much more than the Job Seekers Allowance.’
    • ‘Official figures also show a total of 4,300 men under the age of 25 benefited from incapacity benefit in 2003-up from 2,100 in 2002.’