IMMIGRANTS ARE CLAIMING SICK PAY WHILST LIVING AND WORKING ABROAD
Immigrants from the European Union are claiming sick pay whilst living and working abroad, reports the Daily Express. The paper claims to have uncovered evidence that EU nationals are being given the £87.55 a week statutory payment despite not even being in the United Kingdom.
The loophole exists because British employers are obliged to pay out to anyone who has a doctor’s note. It cannot be claimed by someone who has another job, but British firms have no way of proving that an employee is working abroad.
Also the doctor’s note does not have to be from a British doctor, and claimants do not have to be living in the United Kingdom. This means that some people are travelling back to their home countries in Eastern Europe from extended periods, but are still entitled to claim because they post…
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