The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Date: 22nd May 2020

The online service to reclaim Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (CSSP)  will  launch on Tuesday, 26th May 2020Oaktree are now preparing our client's claims so please get in touch if you would like us to claim for you.





The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (CSSP) was announced at Budget to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme allows small and medium-sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay.


The online service to reclaim the CSSP will be launched on Tuesday, 26th May 2020


Oaktree are now preparing our client’s claims. Please get in touch if you would like us to claim for you. Please note, we are charging a small admin fee per claim. ​​​​​​​


When can claims be made?


Tuesday, 26th May 2020


Which employers are eligible?


  • Employers with less than 250 employees as at 28th February 2020.
  • Employers who paid CSSP to eligible employees.
  • Employers who had a PAYE scheme created and started on or before 28th February 2020.
  • The employer who has not breached the EU state aid limit.

How much can you claim?


Up to 2 weeks Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from the first qualifying days of sickness for employees who were unable to work due to Covid-19.


The SSP is based upon the rate applicable at the time of payment (£94.25 weekly rate up to 5th April 2020 and £95.85 weekly from 6th April 2020).


More information on SSP rates can be found here.


Which Employees are eligible?


  • Must have an employment contract.
  • Must have done some work under that contract.
  • Been sick for 4 or more days in a row (including non-working days).
  • Earn an average of at least £120 per week.
  • Gave the employer the correct notice.



What date can you claim from?


13th March – Those suffering with Covid-19 or its symptoms or self-isolating due to it in respect of their first qualifying sickness day commencing on or after 13th March 2020.

16th March – Those shielding and having a GP/NHS letter advising them to stay home for 12 weeks or more for periods starting on or after 16th April 2020.


The following records must be kept:


  • The dates the employee was off.
  • Which of those days were qualifying days.
  • The reasons for them having those days off.
  • Their national insurance number.

Please contact us on 01264 324103 if you would like Oaktree to make your claim for CSSP. 

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