• An online service is available for SSP claims.

  • The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the Statutory Sick Pay paid to current or former employees, for sick periods starting on or after 13th March 2020.

  • The rebate scheme covers up to 2 weeks from first day of sickness if an employee is unable to work because:

    • They have Coronavirus.

    • Are self isolating and thus can’t work.

    • Are shielding in line with public health guidelines.

  • A doctor’s sick note is not needed for claims.

  • A client can use the scheme if:

    • Employee is eligible for sick pay due to Coronavirus.

    • Employer has a PAYE scheme created and started on or before 28th February 2020.

    • There were fewer than 250 employees on the 28th February 2020.

  • The scheme covers all types of employment contracts, including:

    • Full-time employees.

    • Part-time employees.

    • Employees on agency contracts.

    • Employees on flexible or zero-hour contracts.

  • The claim amount should not be above the maximum €800,000 of state aid under the EU Commission temporary framework. This is when combined with other aid received under the framework. There is a lower maximum for agriculture at €100,000 and aquaculture and fisheries at €120,000.

  • Records need to be created and kept for 3 years after the claim:

    • Reason employee can’t work.

    • Period employee couldn’t work, including start to end dates.

    • SSP qualifying days.

    • NI numbers.

SSP claim form

We have made a form available in Senta to collect SSP details for your clients, including:

  • Sick leave start date
  • Sick leave end date
  • Number of qualifying days
  • Reason for being off work
  • NI number

Please note: in order to use this form you will need to add it into a job of your choosing.

If you would like this form added to your site, please contact support@senta.co.