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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Do you have a specific question about this?
Thank you. Please leave this with me, I am mobile for most of today so it may be difficult to provide a full response straight away but I will get my advice ready and get back to you on here as soon as I can, certainly no later than tomorrow morning. Thanks for your patience.
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Hi sorry I did post a follow up question but not sure if you received it – I was waiting for a reply before I could respond fully. I will try again – I presume you are not an employee rather working on some sort of self employed/conbtractor basis? Also does your contract entitle you to any sick pay?
My computer is playing up , I shall reply before noon today.
ok no problem, thanks
Hi, as a self employed person you are not entitled to any sick pay if you go off sick from work. Only employees are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay and to receive any sick pay entitlement you would need to have a specific sick pay clause in your contract. If in your case they state that you would be paid sick pay based on the last 8 weeks’ work before you went off sick then you can still pursue them for that, although your entitlement will depend on what the clause says and how sick pay is calculated. However, it is also true that once your employment with them terminates, they do not have to pay you anything because you will no longer be employed by them. So the key is whether you have now ceased being their worker or if you are still employed by them but simply not getting any work.
So to summarise, you do not get SSP just for being off sick due to your employment status. You only get sick pay as per your contract, depending on what entitlement you have in there. You have to check the specifics of this and ensure that you get what you are due based on how sick pay is calculated. If you are no longer employed by them you will not receive any further payments from them, but if you are still employed by them and simply not working for the time being, they will still be obliged to pay you for the sick pay you may be due.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
you are welcome