What is a Income Protection

A brief guide

Income Protection is a vital financial safety net that provides individuals with a crucial layer of security against unforeseen circumstances that may impact their ability to earn a regular income.

It is designed to safeguard against the potential loss of income due to illness, injury, or disability, ensuring that individuals can maintain their financial stability and meet their financial obligations during challenging times. With Income Protection, policyholders receive a regular stream of income, typically a percentage of their pre-disability earnings, allowing them to cover essential expenses such as mortgage payments, bills, and living costs.

This invaluable coverage offers peace of mind and the assurance that one's financial well-being is protected, enabling individuals to focus on their recovery and long-term financial goals without worrying about their income being jeopardized.

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Two Key Terms

Claim Periods

Claim periods in Income Protection refer to the duration during which policyholders can receive benefit payments after becoming eligible due to illness, injury, or disability. These periods,

Options range from 12, 24, 60-month claim periods as well as the 'Full' Option which means indefinite claiming until policy expiry.

What do the others mean?

You can claim until your months expiry is up, then there is usually a 6 month gap and you can claim again. Many Insurers allow you to claim again straight away, if for a different condition.

Choosing a policy with a suitable claim period is crucial for ensuring long-term financial stability and protection.

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Deferred Period

In Income Protection, a deferred period is the waiting period that must pass after the onset of a covered illness, injury, or disability before the policyholder becomes eligible for benefit payments.

It serves to prevent abuse of the policy and directs benefits towards individuals with more severe or long-term conditions. The length of the deferred period varies, ranging from weeks to months, during which the policyholder relies on personal savings or other financial resources.

While it may initially seem like a drawback, the deferred period helps keep premiums affordable and ensures that the policy focuses on providing support for significant and prolonged income disruptions.

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