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Statutory Sick Pay Guide for Employers (2012-2013)
Forms you may need to use
Flowchart - operating the SSP Scheme
SSP daily rates tables
Frequently Asked Questions
General Information
Time limits for notification of SSP
Has your employee given you the right medical evidence?
Periods of Incapacity for Work (PIW)
Has your Employee Earned Enough in the Relevant Period?
How to work out the relevant period
Paying SSP
When does payment stop?
Recovering SSP
Keeping records
Specific Employments
Exceptions to normal conditions for SSP
Are you liable to pay employer’s Class 1 NICs on your employee’s earnings?
How to work out Average Weekly Earnings (AWE)
Your employee disagrees with your decision on their SSP entitlement
Incapacity and deemed incapacity
Managing sick absence
Other information that may be useful
A list of control periods, common illnesses and abbreviations
Tables for linking Periods of Incapacity for Work (PIW) for SSP

Statutory Sick Pay Guide for Employers (2012-2013)

When Does SSP Payment Stop?

Employee returns to work for you

You usually stop paying SSP when your employee returns to work. You should work out if any SSP is still owing to them for days of sickness before they returned to work and pay it on their next normal payday.

Maximum 28 weeks’ entitlement paid

If your employee is still off when you have paid SSP for 28 weeks, fill in form SSP1 and send it to your employee no later than seven days after after the day on which entitlement ended. Your employee will need to use form SSP1 to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

If you know in advance that your employee will continue to get SSP for the full 28 weeks, you should issue form SSP1 at the 23rd week to ensure there is a smooth change over to ESA.

Pregnancy related illness

If your employee has a pregnancy related illness in the 4 weeks before their baby is due, SSP should stop being paid, See Employee pregnant - the disqualifying period for more information.

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