Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
By law, employers must pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to employees who meet the SSP eligibility conditions on GOV.UK. These conditions include:
- the employee is off sick for at least 4 days in a row (including non-working days)
- the employee earns on average at least £118 per week (before tax)
Agency workers, casual workers and zero-hours workers can get SSP as long as they meet the eligibility conditions.
How much SSP is
SSP is £94.25 per week and can be paid for up to 28 weeks. SSP must be paid from the fourth day of sickness.
The first 3 days of sickness
The first 3 days of sickness do not have to be paid. Check your employment contract or workplace’s policy to see if they are paid or unpaid.
More about SSP
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