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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

This is a benefit for people who are employed but unable to work because they are ill. You can receive SSP for up to 28 weeks.

To be eligible, you must be employed, earn an average of at least £123 per week and have been ill for at least four days in a row, which can include non-working days like weekends and bank holidays. Crucially, SSP is not a means tested benefit.

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