#coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme #COVID19


Which employers qualify

Those whose combined employee count is under 250 employees across their business or charity on 28th February 2020. It’s not about a single PAYE scheme, but the count across the business group.

Have you paid SSP to employees as a result of #COVID19 #coronavirus since Friday 13th March 2020?

What can be reclaimed?

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the [SSP amount] that they pay to… employees for periods of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020”.

Occupational Sick Pay (OSP) in excess of the SSP amounts is not covered.

The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks starting from the first day of sickness, … because they either:

  • have coronavirus
  • cannot work because they are self-isolating at home

Employees do not have to give you a doctor’s fit note

When can the rebate be claimed?

The online service to reclaim SSP is not available yet. HMRC will announce when the service is available.

What types of employment?

The scheme covers…:

  • full-time employees
  • part-time employees
  • employees on agency contracts
  • employees on flexible or zero-hour contracts

Records keeping

Keep records of all the statutory sick payments that you want to claim including:

  • the reason they could not work
  • Sickness start and end dates
  • the associated SSP qualifying days
  • National Insurance numbers

Keep these records for at least 3 years following the claim.

PAYadvice.UK 4/4/2020

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