5.1.5.30 SA - current rates

Note: SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020 and ceases on 20 September 2020.

Those receiving SA before 20 March 2020 will continue to receive the payment for the length of their medical certificate, as long as they remain eligible. SA recipients who require income support after this time may transfer to JSP (1.2.1.05) or another income support payment, if eligible.

Current rates

The current maximum rates for SA are common rates, see 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

See 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates.

Timing of payments

See 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates.

Act reference: SSAct section 709 How to work out a person's SA rate, section 1189 Analysis of Part, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.2.5.30 Sickness allowance (SA) - description, 3.6.5 SA - Qualification & Payability, 1.2.1.05 Jobseeker payment (JSP) - description

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020