You may be able to get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you are employed but unable to work because of illness. You can claim it if you meet both of these conditions:
- You’re unwell and off work 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 £112.
SSP is paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks of sickness.
The standard rate is currently £88.45 a week. Employers cannot pay you less than this if you qualify for SSP.
Before your SSP is due to end, you should check whether you can get a benefit called Employment and Support Allowance.
How to claim
Ask your employer, as they are responsible for making these payments.