Sick Pay Entitlements

Local Government Employees

Entitlement to sickness allowance is dependent on length of service as follows:

Service at commencement of absence from dutyFull allowance forHalf allowance for
0 months but less than 6 monthsNilNil
6 months but less than 1 year5 weeks5 weeks
1 year but less than 2 years9 weeks9 weeks
2 years but less than 3 years18 weeks18 weeks
3 years but less than 5 years22 weeks22 weeks
5 years or more26 weeks26 weeks

Further information on payment of sickness allowance can be found in the Managing Attendance Policy.

For teachers and associated professionals

Entitlement to sickness allowance is dependent on length of service as follows:

Service at commencement of absence from duty Full allowance for Half allowance for
Less than 18 weeks Nil Nil
18 weeks but less than 1 year 31 days 31 days
1 year but less than 2 years 61 days 61 days
2 years but less than 3 years 122 days 122 days
3 years but less than 5 years 152 days 152 days
5 years or more 183 days 182 days

Further information on payment of sickness allowance can be found in the SNCT Handbook.

Updated on 30th June 2021

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