Vested Benefit

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Definition: Vested Benefit


Quick Summary of Vested Benefit


A benefit to which an employee has full entitlement and one which he will retain in any circumstance.



What is the dictionary definition of Vested Benefit?

Dictionary Definition


A vested benefit is a benefit to which an employee has full entitlement and one which he will retain in any circumstance.

In any companies benefits such as pension entitlements or shares don’t become vested benefits until an employee has served the company for a stated number of years; In this instance if the employee leaves the company prior to this time, any benefits may be forfeit.

Whether or not benefits are vested will ultimately affect the accounting value of an entity’s obligations under a defined-benefit pension scheme or employee share plan.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Vested Benefit are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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