Closure of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The Government has announced the date for final claims for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. 

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. Employers have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims that they have already submitted.

Employers will no longer be able to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for its employees’ coronavirus-related absences or self-isolation that occur after 17 March 2022. 

From 25 March 2022, there will be a return to the normal SSP rules, which means Employers can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day an employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence. For more information on SSP rules, search for ‘Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employer guide’ on GOV.UK. 

For more information on eligibility and how Employers can make their final claims the GOV.UK website provides information. Search ‘check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay’.