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Can you reclaim SSP on more than one occasion due to Coronavirus? (For employers with under 250 employees)

By April 30, 2020Uncategorized

The current guidance states that an employer can only reclaim upto 14 days SSP for each employee even if they are off more than once with symptoms/other within the household with coronavirus symptoms.  However, the provision that SSP is not paid for the first three qualifying days does not apply in relation to an employee where an employee’s period of incapacity for work is related to coronavirus and the first day of incapacity for work in that period arose on or after 13th March 2020.  Therefore both periods of absence would be liable to SSP from day 1.