|Statutory Sick Pay for Employees|
|List of Abbreviations|
|About this Guide|
|People who cannot get SSP|
|Impact Of Sickness On Statutory Paternity/Adoption Pay|
|Other Sick Pay Schemes|
|Telling Your Employer You Are Sick|
|Evidence That You Are Sick|
|Calculating Average Weekly Earnings|
|National Health Service Employees|
|How SSP is Paid|
|Easement For Employers|
|What If I Disagree With My Employer's Decision?|
|NI Contribution Credits|
|When SSP Ends|
|SSP and Your Situation|
|For More Information and Advice|
SSP will stop when your sickness ends. If you are not sick, but are still away from work for another reason, for example because you are on holiday, you will not get SSP for that time.
SSP can end while you are still sick if
If your employer stops paying you SSP for one of these reasons, they must issue you with a form SSP 1 which explains why SSP is ending and that you need to apply for IB.
Your employer may use a computer produced version of the employer's part of the SSP1.
If your employer knows in advance when SSP will end and that you are likely still to be sick then, you should be given the form SSP1 at least two weeks before (six weeks before if you will get 28 weeks of SSP). Otherwise they will give you the form as soon as they know SSP has ended.
If you want to claim IB, you should fill in the rest of the form at once and send the whole form to a Jobcentre Plus or social security office (Incapacity Benefits Branch, in Northern Ireland). Also send a sick note, usually a doctor's statement, covering you from the day after SSP ends.