What to do now
keep a copy for your own informationIf you can get SSP, your employer will pay you in the same way they usually pay your wages.
If you can't get SSP, your employer must give you form SSP1 to tell you why. You can use form SSP1 to support a claim for Employment and Support Allowance. If you disagree with your employer's decision you can ask HM Revenue and Customs for a decision about your entitlement. You must do this within 6 months of the first day that you're notified of your employer's decision. Phone our Statutory Payments Disputes Team on 03000 560630.
Other help while you are sick
You can get more information about other help while you are sick in leaflet DWP014, 'Help if you're ill or disabled'. You can get leaflet DWP014 from:
any Jobcentre Plus office
most advice centres like the Citizens Advice Bureau
any post office (except Northern Ireland)
If you don't have much money coming in while you are sick, you may be able to get a Social Security benefit. For more information, you should contact any Jobcentre Plus office
We may charge penalties where a person, either fraudulently or negligently, give incorrect information or makes a false statement or declaration for the purpose of claiming SSP.