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Income Protection Insurance

 

  • Statutory Sick Pay is ONLY £87.55 a week (as of Nov 2014)

  • The number of working age claimants of Employment and Support Allowance and incapacity benefits totals 2.48 million in February 2013 - Source DWP 11/9/13

An Income Protection Policy is one of the most important insurances that you can consider, as without your income, your life style could change dramatically. What would you do if you could not work due to disability or ill health? If you had a reduced income, how would you pay your bills?

 

Could you survive on State Benefit alone?



An Income Protection Policy is designed to protect your income if you are unable to work as a result of disability or ill health. Unlike an Accident, Sickness Unemployment policy which typically has a maximum term of 1 or 2 years, an Income Protection policy can have a significantly longer term. Typically upon a successful claim it would pay out a monthly tax-free income until you recover or until your specified age of retirement after a specified deferment period. Income Protection policies do not normally protect you against redundancy.


The maximum cover you can have is usually between 50-60% of your gross income, however, as the benefit is paid tax free, you can replace a high percentage of your income in the event of long term incapacity.

 

Some of the most common conditions covered by income protection insurance are mental illnesses such as anxiety, stress or depression & back pain.







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