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Disability cash benefits comprise cash payments on account of complete or partial inability to participate gainfully in the labour market due to disability. The disability may be congenital, or be the result of an accident or illness during the victim’s lifetime.

Not included are disability benefits due to prescribed industrial accidents or diseases. These are grouped under occupational injury and disease. The provision of goods and services in kind is grouped under services for the elderly and disabled people.

Source Publication:
An Interpretative Guide to the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX), OECD, page 12.

Cross References:
Occupational injury

Statistical Theme: Social and welfare statistics - Social protection

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003