Definitions for "Secondary gain"
a positive outcome or advantage that occurs as a result of an incident (e.g., illness results in attention, time off from work).
The positive intention or desired outcome (often obscure or unknown) of an undesired or problem behavior.
a benefit that comes from the fear
solar radiation absorbed and re-emitted to the interior through a glazed aperture [Wh]   sekundäre Wärmeabgabe (Verglasung)
What this symptom allows the person to do, which would not be possible if the symptom was removed.
Benefits that a person unconsciously obtains from a disability.
The production or maintaining of bodily or psychological symptoms to satisfy a (largely) unconscious need.