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?
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
Click here to view the answers and see how you did. 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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