SSP Pay Instruction

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is paid to employees if they are too ill to work. The entitlement for sick pay depends on a number of factors and will be unique to the employee's circumstances. Sick pay can be paid for up to 28 weeks.

Unlike other statutory absences you can no longer reclaim any compensation for sick pay.

To create an SSP absence you should create a new SspPayInstruction for the employee.

COVID-19 - set SspType property to "Covid19" to automatically reduce waiting days.

SspPayInstruction [Schema]

Name Type Required Description
AverageWeeklyEarningOverride AverageWeeklyEarning no Optional override value to the Average Weekly Earnings calculation. If this value is set then the calculated value is ignored.
SspType SspType no The SSP rule type to be used for this absence.

Interits from: AbsencePayInstruction[Schema]

Name Type Required Description
AbsenceStart AbsenceDate yes The start date of the employee absence.
AbsenceEnd AbsenceDate no The end date of the employee absence, leave blank if the absence is long-term and the end date is not known.
StatutoryOffset xsd:boolean yes Flag to indicate if the statutory payment should be offset.

Interits from: PayInstruction [Schema]

See Understanding Pay Instructions for more information on how pay instructions can be used.

Name Type Required Description"
StartDate xsd:date yes The date the instruction will come into effect.
EndDate xsd:date no The date the instruction will end, open ended instructions will run forever.
Description xsd:string ( max: 200) no The pay line descripton override; this description will override the default description from the pay code. See Customising the Payslip for more information on customising the payslip output and using runtime variables.
PayLineTag xsd:string ( max: 100) no If specified, the PayLineTag value is used to decorate all child pay lines generated by the instruction.


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<SspPayInstruction xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="">
  "SspPayInstruction": {
    "StartDate": "2022-01-12",
    "EndDate": "2022-01-12",
    "Description": "string",
    "PayLineTag": "string",
    "AbsenceStart": "2022-01-12",
    "AbsenceEnd": "2022-01-12",
    "StatutoryOffset": "true",
    "AverageWeeklyEarningOverride": "123.99",
    "SspType": "Standard"