Statutory Sick Pay
This is an income replacement benefit (see Introduction) for people who are away from work because of illness but who are employed. It is paid for up to 28 weeks.
The client qualifies for Statutory Sick Pay if s/he is too ill to work and is an employee who normally pays national insurance contributions. The employer usually pays Statutory Sick Pay.
If an employer refuses to pay Statutory Sick Pay, the client should get advice about this.
Statutory Sick Pay cannot be paid at the same time and to the same person as any other income replacement benefit.
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