One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) a former state benefit paid to people unable to work for a period of more than six months because of illness or disability.‘she was claiming invalidity benefit’Now replaced by "incapacity benefit"
- ‘Anybody ruled fit for work who is currently on an invalidity benefit will be placed on the less generous Job Seekers' Allowance.’
- ‘The very notion of testing invalidity benefit recipients for their capacity to work drew protests, in part because of the insensitivity with which it was tackled.’
- ‘As a result of benefit changes about to take effect, 65,000 people in Scotland currently in receipt of ESA or Invalidity Benefit will leave the benefits system altogether.’
- ‘The magistrates took into account that he had not worked for 20 years and claimed to be on Invalidity Benefit.’
- ‘Cuts to welfare payments included below-inflation rises in benefits, new Jobseekers' Allowance sanctions and the reassessment of invalidity benefits.’
- ‘There are 2.6 million people on invalidity benefits - as a medical practitioner I can assure you that there is simply not that much illness around.’
- ‘He also gets £120 a month invalidity benefit from the state.’
- ‘It sounds like a lot of money, but by the time I've paid full tax and paid back the invalidity benefit, there's not going to be much left.’
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