Find out about statutory sick pay and occupational or company sick pay.
You may be able to get Statutory Sick Pay if you’re an employee and unable to work because of your cancer or another illness.
You can claim it if you meet both of these conditions:
You’re unwell for at least four days in a row (including weekends, bank holidays and days that you don’t normally work).
Your average weekly earnings are at least £109.
Statutory Sick Pay is paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks of sickness. The standard rate is currently £86.70 a week. Before your Statutory Sick Pay is due to end, you should check your entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance.
How can I claim?
Ask your employer, as they are responsible for making these payments. If you qualify for Statutory Sick Pay, your employer can’t pay you less.
Occupational or company sick pay
You may be entitled to this on top of Statutory Sick Pay. Check your employment contract, or contact your manager or the human resources department at your work to find out.