Last Updated: September 2016

You should be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) when you’re off work sick, depending on your circumstances and you could get £88.45 per week for up to 28 weeks. You won’t get it for the first 3 days you’re off sick, unless you’ve already had it for another period of sickness within the last 8 weeks.

Some employers will pay contractual sick pay. You might get this from your first day off sick, contractual sick pay can’t be less than £88.45 per week.

If you are not entitled to SSP then you should contact the DWP about Employment Support Allowance.

Here are some further useful links about sick pay and where to get help: