Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

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Backdated SSP

nessinoo Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I have been off work since 5th January, and have obtained Fitness to Work notes from my GP, which I have sent to my supervisor. I wasn't sure if I was entitled to SSP (I haven't received any to date) so I contacted payroll to find out if I was, and I am.
Thing is, they haven't received any of my sick notes. I have forwarded on my copies.
Will the amount be backdated from January? I've tried googling it, but am none the wiser.
Thank you.


  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
    They should pay you SSP from when you reported your health. You should check your employment contract to see if you are only entitled to SSP or any additional contractional sick pay.

    You should also use a benefits calculator to check if you could be entitled to any Universal Credit.

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • nessinoo
    nessinoo Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you. I've asked payroll and I am entitled to SSP. They just haven't received my sick notes (I have no idea why my supervisor hasn't sent them on).
    I will chase them on Monday.
    Thanks again.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck with chasing them tomorrow @nessinoo. Please do feel free to let us know how it goes and if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
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