28 January 2022

Self-certification period for SSP

The temporary change to the rules, which came into force on 17 December 2021, on when a person must provide a fit note for SSP ended on 26 January 2022.

From 27 January a fit note will be required after 7 days of sickness to claim benefits or claim statutory sick pay from an employer.

The Universal Credit: Health Conditions and Disability Guide and Fit note: guidance for patients and employees have been updated and are available on the GOV.UK website.