half pay

half one's regular pay.
a reduced amount paid to a British army or navy officer when not in actual service or after retirement.


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For the typical sabbatical, the choices are either half a year away at full pay
  or a full year away at half pay.
The half pay was to continue for the duration of the disability.
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