If a worker is absent for four or more days in a row they may qualify for SSP (Statutory Sick Pay). It is payable for 28 weeks. To qualify, a worker must earn at least the Lower Earning Limit.
From 6th April 2019, the rate of SSP will be £94.25 per week. The amount is reviewed every April.
Some employers may offer contractual sick pay. It cannot be less than SSP.
If an employer offers contractual sick pay, it should include the rate of sick pay and how long it is payable for in the terms and conditions of employment.
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