Definition of eligibility in US English:

eligibility

noun

  • The state of having the right to do or obtain something through satisfaction of the appropriate conditions.

    ‘your eligibility for benefits will depend on your income’
    ‘restrictions governing the eligibility of candidates’
    • ‘In the past, employees had to earn less than $250 a week to receive automatic overtime pay eligibility.’
    • ‘Once an application for Section 4 support is received, the applicant is considered for eligibility.’
    • ‘Families who were referred to the study were contacted by telephone and screened for initial eligibility.’
    • ‘Presently the taxpayer must cope with dizzying, varied sets of eligibility rules for each benefit.’
    • ‘In the short-term, medical card eligibility should be extended to all those under 18, the party says.’
    • ‘The employer may choose to use less restrictive eligibility requirements in order to allow more employees to participate in the plan.’
    • ‘Even though you probably won't fill out your financial aid application until early 2003, you can take steps now to improve your eligibility.’
    • ‘This design would ensure that the health status and benefit eligibility of both groups were comparable at baseline.’
    • ‘Life insurance companies routinely request medical records, with the patient's consent, to assess risk and eligibility.’
    • ‘But the snag came when the company tried to limit eligibility to people in certain cities, informing them of their bonus via snail mail.’

Pronunciation

eligibility

/ˌeləjəˈbilədē//ˌɛlədʒəˈbɪlədi/