Temporary extension to the SSP self-certification period
On 12 December 2021, the Prime Minister launched the Omicron Emergency Boost, with the NHS expected to offer every eligible adult over the age of 18 a booster vaccination by 31 December 2021.
In response to a request for all government departments to help release capacity in General Practice the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has put in place two temporary changes:
- extending the self-certification period for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from 7 to 28 days, by delivering regulations which come into force on 17 December 2021
- applying an easement so that fit notes are not required for benefit purposes
This is for SSP Claims Only
- This is not applicable when qualifying for company sick pay and 7 day self certification still applies for this.
Published: Dec 22, 2021
Functional Cookies are enabled by default at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings and ensure site works and delivers best experience.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.