SAM Absence Quiz - How well do you know the process - Statutory Sick Pay

1              When does an employee begin to receive Statutory Sick Pay?

a              After the fourth day of absence

b              After the third day of absence

c              After the second day of absence                                                                                                                                                             

2              From 6 April 2017, how much is the standard rate of Statuory Sick Pay?  

a              £89.35 per week

b              £87.55 per week

c              £88.45 per week          

Statutory sick pay depends upon the number of qualifying working days the person is off for. To help work this out use the government online calculator 

3              How long will an employee receive Statutory Sick Pay?

a             26 Weeks                                                                                      

b             28 Weeks                                                                

c             30 Weeks

4              Are all employees (no matter how much continuous service) entitled to Statutory Sick Pay?                                                                                             

a              Yes                                                                  

b              No        

You must earn at least £112 (before tax) per week, tell your employer you’re sick before their deadline and/or within 7 days.                                                   

5              If you are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, what can you apply for?                                                                                                                            

a              Employment and Support Allowance                                                

b              Sickness Absence Allowance                                                                        

c              Income Support Allowance 


6              What exceptions apply? When can you not claim SSP (two are correct)?


a              Receiving statutory maternity pay

b             Already had the maximum 28 weeks SSP       

c              Not yet completed 3 months' service            


7              When do you have to submit a fit note?                                                                                                                                

a              After 7 days missed work                                              

b              After 5 working days        

c              Straight away                     


If you need any help with absence management or would be interested in a demonstration of how SAM can help, please get in touch with the SAM team on 01924 827869

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