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Coronavirus Sick Pay Rebate Scheme goes live

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme launched this week the 26th May.

The scheme enables employers with fewer than 250 employees to claim coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Employers are eligible to use the scheme if:

  • They are claiming for an employee who’s eligible for sick pay due to coronavirus
  • They had a PAYE payroll scheme in operation before 28 February 2020 please note not 19th March as for the Job Retention Scheme
  • They had fewer than 250 employees across all PAYE schemes
  • They are eligible to receive State Aid under the EU Commission Temporary Framework. Information on what and how State Aid works can be found at – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/state-aid

The repayment will cover up to two weeks of the applicable rate of SSP, and is payable if a current or former employee was unable to work on or after 13 March 2020 and entitled to SSP, because they either:

  • Have/had coronavirus
  • Are self-isolating either due to having symptoms or a member of their family has/had symptoms and were unable to work from home
  • Are/were shielding because they’ve been advised that they’re at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.  This would be provided by a formal letter from a health body/GP and will have advised the person to remain at home for at least 12 weeks

Please note normal SSP rules for any other illness cannot be claimed for under this scheme.

For more information and to make your claim, please visit HERE.

If you need any support please do not hesitate to contact our team enquiries@cowgills.co.uk.





The information was correct at time of publishing but may now be out of date.

Posted by Cowgills
28th May, 2020
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