Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

2. What you'll get

You can get £89.35 a week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for up to 28 weeks.

You get SSP for the days you would normally have worked. It’s not paid for the first 3 days you’re off, unless you’ve been paid SSP within the last 8 weeks and are eligible for it again.

If you have more than one job you may get SSP from each employer.

How you’re paid

SSP is paid by your employer in the same way as your normal wages, for example weekly or monthly.

Tax and National Insurance will be deducted.

If you don’t think you’re getting the right amount of SSP, talk to your employer. If you’re still not happy, contact the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) enquiry line.