Coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
HMRC have confirmed that the Coronavirus-Related SSP claim portal will be available on 26th May 2020.
The scheme will enable employers with less than 250 employees to claim coronavirus-related SSP.
Employers are eligible to use the scheme if they:
Are claiming for an employee who’s eligible for sick pay due to coronavirus
Had a PAYE payroll scheme in operation before 28th February 2020
Had fewer than 250 employees across all PAYE schemes on 28th February 2020
Are eligible to receive State Aid under the EU Commission Temporary Framework
The repayment will cover up to two weeks of the applicable rate of SSP. It is payable if a current or former employee was unable to work on or after 13th March 2020 and is entitled to SSP, because they either:
Are self-isolating and unable to work from home
Are shielding because they’ve been advised that they’re at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus
Details regarding how to access the claim portal, or how it will work are not yet known. To prepare, employers should keep a record of all SSP they wish to claim for.
Further information regarding how to pay SSP from day 1 can be found in this article - WFM - Covid-19 Emergency Legislation for Statutory Sick Pay from Day 1 Guidance
For additional Covid19-related information, please go to Fourth Products and Covid-19.