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We currently have an employee who is about to embark on term

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We currently have an employee who is about to embark on long term sick leave. We pay on a monthly basis for example she is paid £51.12 per day for five days x 52/12= £1107.60 per month. Our employee will be paid for two weeks at normal pay this month and then SSP for the rest. My question is how do i impiment the SSP which is paid on a weekly basis when our monthly salaries are not paid weekly. Sorry but it is confusing!

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How long has the employee been working there?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
10 years we paid her one weeks full pay for her first week of sickness then put her on SSP

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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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