Option to draw unabated sick pay
E35 – Option to draw unabated sick pay
Special arrangements exist for civil servants to be paid in full for periods of sick absence – this is known as unabated sick pay. Without these arrangements, sick pay would have to be reduced by the amount of Social Security benefit claimable from Social Security although the total income receivable in either case will be the same.
The arrangements exist only to provide a simpler method for the payment of sick pay for both civil servants and pay sections, but they can only apply when a civil servant is entitled to be paid full pay while on sick leave.
Therefore PSC Civil Servants will receive full pay without abatement (ie without deduction of national insurance benefit) provided the appropriate documentation is completed.
Sick pay is treated like pay in that it is subject to deduction of income tax and national insurance contributions. There should be no difference between normal pay (excluding overtime and intermittent allowances) and sick pay.
Last updated 16 November 2015 - Amendment Number 15-003
E37 – Half pay
The pay of a civil servant who is receiving only half-pay during sick leave must be adjusted to ensure that the half-pay plus national insurance benefit does not exceed his full pay.
Note: Regulation E36 and E38 are spare.