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Reclaiming SSP site going live on 26th May 2020

The online service you’ll use to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be available from 26 May 2020.

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the SSP paid to current or former employees. The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks starting from the first qualifying day of sickness, if an employee is unable to work because they either:


  • have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

  • cannot work because they are self-isolating because someone they live with has symptoms

  • are shielding and have a letter from the NHS or a GP telling them to stay at home for at least 12 weeks


You can claim for periods of sickness starting on or after:


  • 13 March 2020 - if your employee had coronavirus or the symptoms or is self-isolating because someone they live with has symptoms

  • 16 April 2020 - if your employee was shielding because of coronavirus


The weekly rate was £94.25 before 6 April 2020 and is now £95.85. If you’re an employer who pays more than the weekly rate of SSP you can only claim up to the weekly rate paid.


Employees do not have to give you a doctor’s fit note for you to make a claim. But you can ask them to give you either:


  • an isolation note from NHS 111 - if they are self-isolating and cannot work because of coronavirus

  • the NHS or GP letter telling them to stay at home for at least 12 weeks because they’re at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus


For assistance in reclaiming SSP for Covid related absences, give me a call on 01488 853193 or email me at jon@jonshatford.co.uk


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