Claiming sick pay

If you are working and unable to work because you're ill, you may be able to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Find out more about the rates for Statutory Sick Pay on the Gov.UK website.

Some employers have their own schemes and will pay money on top of this.

How to claim

Tell your employer when you are sick. A few people cannot get Statutory Sick Pay - your employer must give you form SSP1 if this applies to you.

What if I'm still sick after 28 weeks?

Claim Employment and Support Allowance if you are still sick after your Statutory Sick Pay stops. Your employer must give you a form SSP1 confirming that your Statutory Sick Pay has ended.

Some people may be able to claim Income Support on top of Statutory Sick Pay - do seek advice about this.

How to claim

Tell you employer when you are sick. Some people cannot get Statutory Sick Pay - your employer must give you form SSP1 if this applies to you.

More information

You can contact our Welfare Rights Service for more help, or download our advice leaflet.