SPM10605 - Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) - Calculating average weekly earnings: Earnings for SSP entitlement
Employees are only paid SSP if their AWE in the relevant period immediately before the start of the PIW or series of linked PIWs are above the LEL.
When calculating an employee's AWE, all earnings paid in the relevant period must be included even if they relate to periods outside the relevant period, for example, holiday pay which is paid on a pay day in the relevant period but is for a past or forward period. If, on any pay day, the employee was not due any pay, blank weeks are included as zero pay. The only exception is if there is a mistimed payment, see SPM10606.