All information correct from April 2020.
If your sickness has persisted for more than four days (including non-working days), then you may be eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP)
Do you have no idea what this is or how much you are entitled to? Well sit back, relax and take a read through our simple guide.
Currently, if you have been sick for more than four days, then your employer is entitled to pay you £95.85 per week for up to twenty-eight weeks.
This is the minimum amount employers have to pay you, what we advise is to look through your employment contract under the ‘sick pay scheme’ so go ahead and check it out! If the employer focuses on wellbeing, it will most likely be more.
The first three days of your illness are known as ‘waiting days’ and are unpaid. Unless you have already received SSP within the previous eight weeks, that also included a three-day waiting period.
You will receive your SPP the same way as your wages so that it could be monthly, weekly or fortnightly (depending on your company’s policies).
It is also worth knowing that tax and National Insurance will be taken off too.
Let’s tackle the myths together and see who qualifies for SSP:
As long as you claim for SSP within the deadline date (discussed earlier on), you may need to provide a sick note from your doctor, if you have been ill for more than seven days.
If for whatever reason you are not happy with the settlement, then you can raise a query with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and dispute the amount. The number to call them on is 03000 560 630.