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How long has the employee been working there?
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Many thanks for your patience. If someone is off sick and entitled to SSP then they are entitled to be paid the SSP rate in the same way as they get their normal wages. You can get confirmation from this here:
As you can see it states that “SSP is paid by your employer in the same way as your normal wages, eg weekly or monthly.”
Therefore, if the employee in question is paid monthly, they will accrue their SSP entitlement over the days/weeks they are off and this will be paid in the same way as their usual pay. So if they get paid monthly, they will get the accrued entitlement for the past month at the time they would normally get paid, i.e. monthly. Whilst they accrue SSP on a weekly basis, this can be paid monthly if that is how you usually pay them.
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