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daysarespinningfast Fri 25-Mar-16 11:25:10

If you work with a company and you don't get paid when you're sick, is there a benefit?

I get it wouldn't be JSA, is there sick pay, from the government?

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 25-Mar-16 11:26:38

Statutory Sick Pay. I think you can only claim after a certain number of days and your employer pays you but they claim it back off t' government.

redmimi Fri 25-Mar-16 11:27:15

You may be eligible for SSP from day 4 if you are employed. The criteria is shown here.

DisappointedOne Fri 25-Mar-16 11:27:24

After 3 days absence you can get a few quid a day in SSP. It's fairly complicated to administer though.

daysarespinningfast Fri 25-Mar-16 11:27:46

What if it's zero hours? sad

dementedpixie Fri 25-Mar-16 11:28:17

HermioneJeanGranger Fri 25-Mar-16 11:29:03

You can claim SSP, but I think you have earnt over a certain amount/week for the past 28 weeks (or similar) to qualify.

Where I am, you get it from day 4 of your absence. Your manager gets a form and fills in the details, you sign it and they send it off for you. Then you get basic SSP. It's not much but better than nothing if you're struggling for money.

redmimi Fri 25-Mar-16 11:31:20

It will depend on your contract (worker or employee) and earnings level. If you look at the link it explains it all and options if you don't qualify.

daysarespinningfast Fri 25-Mar-16 11:32:37

Thanks smile

dementedpixie Fri 25-Mar-16 11:34:45 - says:

The right to receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for up to 28 weeks provided you have earned above the Lower Earnings Limit (currently £109) during the calculation period - broadly this is 8 weeks before the pay date before you were sick (if the weeks worked if less than 8 weeks). has a useful SSP calculator available here:

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