With effect from the 17 December 2021. These will be time limited and last up to, and including, 26 January 2022:
  • The self-certification period for Statutory Sick Pay will be extended to 28 days (from its current 7)
  • There will be easements within the benefits system to enable claimants to access benefits without the need for a fit note.
  • The extension of the self-certification period will be widely publicised and
    updated information will be available on NIDirect in relation to this.

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