Definition of on compo in English:

on compo

phrase

NZ, Australian
informal
  • Receiving money under a workers' compensation scheme.

    ‘she'll be out on compo for the rest of the school year’
    • ‘That's another few million on compo due to traumatic stress.’
    • ‘Despite medical certificates requesting other duties, disabled workers were put on compo or forced to grin and bear it.’
    • ‘It would appear the employers are not attending appointments with employees for a common cold but for a workplace injury where a person would be off on compo or disability pension.’
    • ‘He gave her such a verbal beating, if it had been physical she would have been on compo for months.’
    • ‘For several months that summer, it was Ferguson who was on compo.’