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National Insurance Manual

NIM07011 - Class 1 NICs: Payments made under employment legislation: Medical suspension payments: NICs treatment

Sections 64 and 70 Employment Rights Act 1996

A medical suspension payment is earnings within the definition in section 3(1) of theSocial Security Contributions & Benefits Act 1992. The amount of the medicalsuspension payment should be included in the gross amount of the employee’s earningsfor the relevant earnings period, and NICs calculated in the normal way on the grossamount.

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