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Statutory Sick Pay

You can get £86.70 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work.

It is paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks.

Help with Statutory Sick Pay

You need to qualify for SSP and have been off work sick for 4 or more days in a row (including non-working days).

You can’t get less than the statutory amount. You can get more if your company has a sick pay scheme (or ‘occupational scheme’) - check your employment contract.

You can get £86.70 a week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for up to 28 weeks. You get SSP for the days you would normally have worked. It’s not paid for the first 3 days you’re off, unless you’ve been paid SSP within the last 8 weeks and are eligible for it again. If you have more than one job you may get SSP from each employer.

How Is It Paid?

SSP is paid by your employer in the same way as your normal wages (eg weekly or monthly). Tax and National Insurance will be deducted.

This Is How The Portland Centre Can Help You

If you think you are not getting the right amount of SSP, a Portland Centre Support Worker will help you by:

All Benefits come with a number of 'conditions of eligibility'. To get independent help, information and advice, pop into the Portland Centre and we will be happy to run through all the conditions to make sure you never loose out through not knowing.

What next?

If you need help with making sure you get everything you are entitled to, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.