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4100. My employee has been off work sick. I have entered the dates of absence in the SSP section but no SSP has been calculated. Why?.

Statutory Sick Pay recovery - abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS)

From 6 April 2014, the recovery of SSP have been abolished by HMRC.

Statutory Sick Pay for record-keeping:
The SSP record keeping requirements was abolished at the end of the 2013-14 tax year by HMRC. However, for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) purposes, you will still be required to maintain SSP records. Our application will continue to allow you to add a Statutory Sick Pay Record (SSP).

Please check that the employee's working pattern has been entered correctly. To do this select Employee from the Tasking Zone menu bar then further select View/Edit Employee Details. Then click on the 'View/Edit' link for the employee concerned. Next click on the 'View/Edit' button entitled Employees Work Pattern. The employee's allocated work pattern will be displayed. N stands for non-working/non-qualifying day and Q stands for working/qualifying day. The pattern can be amended if required. In addition be aware that for an employee to qualify for SSP they must:
- Have done some work for you under their contract.
- Have been sick for 4 or more consecutive calendar days.
- Have average weekly earnings of at least the LEL for NICs in the 8-week period prior to being off work. If the employee has worked for less than 8 weeks their usual pay rate must be such that if they had worked for 8 weeks at that earning level, their earnings would be above the LEL.
Road Map - Edit Working Pattern
Employee -> View / Edit Employee Details -> Action -> View / Edit Link -> Work Pattern -> View / Edit button -> Edit Working Pattern
( 'Employee' is the button positioned in the tasking zone menu at the top. It is the second button from the left)