Ask your employer for Statutory Sick Pay

You can use the SC2 form to ask your employer for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

When to use the SC2 form

You should check your employment contract to ensure you are following any agreed sickness procedures.

The form can be used to self-certify a sick absence or alongside a fit note.

You must have been off work due to sickness for more than 3 days in a row (including non-working days) to be eligible for SSP.

How to fill in the SC2 form

Get all of your information together before you start. You will fill this form in online and you cannot save your progress.

The form will ask you for information including:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your phone number
  • details of your sickness, including the dates you were sick
  • the date of your last working day before your sickness began
  • your clock or payroll number

Fill in the SC2 form

When you’ve filled in the form give it to your employer. They will use this information to check your eligibility. Keep a copy for your own information.

More information

The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) guidance provides information on how much you could get, eligibility, how to claim, fit notes and disputes.

Updates to this page

Published 10 July 2014

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