SPM10505 - Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) - Employees who cannot receive SSP when they go sick
Employee paid 28 weeks SSP from a former employer within linking period
Prior to 27 October 2008,
An employee is not entitled to SSP if:
- they have been paid 28 weeks' SSP from a former employer, and
- the gap between the first day of the PIW with their new employer and the last day of SSP paid by the previous employer is eight weeks, (56 days) or less.
From 27 October 2008,
Any period of SSP with a previous employer no longer counts towards an employee’s maximum entitlement to SSP.