Statutory Sick Pay
Exemptions to Statutory Sick Pay
Your employees don’t get Statutory Sick Pay if:
- They have received the maximum amount (28 weeks of payments)
- If they are already getting Maternity Pay or Allowances
- If they are away form work for pregnancy related illness in the 4 weeks before they are due
- If they were in custody or on strike on the first day of sickness
- If they are working outside the eu you are not liable for their National Insurance Contributions
- If they received employment support allowance within 12 weeks of starting or returning to work for you
Statutory Sick Pay Form 1
As an employer you must fill in the SSP1 form when an employee is not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay or their Statutory Sick Pay is coming to and end. You can find the HMRC forms here.
if your employee is likely to be off sick for more than 28 weeks you can fill in their SSP1 form before the 27th week. This will enable them to sign up for ESA before their SSP comes to an end.