The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Employers can now claim back SSP paid to current or former employees at the weekly rate of £95.85 (£94.25 before 6 April 2020).

The claim covers up to 2 weeks of SSP starting from the first day of sickness where employees could not work because they:

- have symptoms of coronavirus (period of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020)

- are self-isolating because someone they live with has symptoms (period of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020)

- are shielding and have a letter from the NHS or a GP telling them to stay at home for at least 12 weeks (period of sickness starting on or after 16 April 2020)

- are self-isolating because they’ve been notified by the NHS or public health bodies that they’ve come into contact with someone with coronavirus (period of sickness starting on or after 28 May 2020).

NOTE: keep records for at least 3 years after the date of your claim. Print or save state aid declaration and keep it until 31 December 2024.

If you claim CJRS, you can not claim SSP and CJRS for the same period of time.

If you have an authorised agent for PAYE, they can claim on your behalf.

Further detail HERE.

Any questions, please let us know.

The information provided in this article is not intended to constitute legal, accountancy or financial advice. You should take independent legal, accountancy or financial advice before relying on the information in this article or before decisions are made or before you embark on any course of action.

Irina Inayat

Penn Accounts

0207 183 6623

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