If you were unable to work because of an illness or injury, how would you pay for your expenses? With our Disability Cover you can protect your biggest asset – your ability to earn an income.
- Replaces your income.
- Pays for home or car premium or even groceries.
- Pays for expenses caused by the disability, like altering your vehicle or home.
What is Disability Cover?
Compensates you if you're unable to work and earn an income because of an illness or injury.
Disability Cover ensures that you’ll continue to have an income, even if you're no longer able to work due to illness or injury. It provides for expenses that occur because of the disability suffered, for example, alterations to your vehicle or home. It isn’t just about planning for the worst to happen. It’s a positive step toward protecting your financial future.
How much Disability Cover do I need?
Disability Cover benefits are tailored to your individual needs.
It is available both as a lump sum pay-out and in the form of monthly payments through income protection products. It’s important to consider whether you will choose one over the other, or a combination of both.
Lump sum products pay a single amount in the event that you are permanently unable to work. This amount must be sufficient to fund your lifestyle for the rest of your life.
A combination of lump sum and monthly income benefits is generally recommended, depending on your particular situation and affordability.
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Claims and payouts
When doesn't it pay out?
If the person insured is not totally and permanently unable to perform the normal duties of his/her own occupation.
Who gets paid?
The benefit amount will be paid out to the policyholder.
How long does it take to pay out a claim?
We will pay out as soon as permanence is established.
Is my claim payment taxable?
No. This benefit is tax-free.
How do you work out my premium?
The premium depends on the person insured's age, gender, smoker status, and health as well as the premium pattern chosen at the outset of the policy.
What if I skip a payment?
If you skip a payment, the policy won’t lapse as long as we receive a payment within the 30 days grace period.
Cover term and amount
Will the cover amount change?
If the person insured chose an increasing cover amount during the application process, the cover amount will increase annually and so will the policy premium.
How long am I covered for?
The person insured can choose how long he/she wants to be covered for – up to age 65 or 70 years, or for a specific term (of which five years is the minimum and 20 years is the maximum), after which he/she has the option to convert the disability cover to functional protector cover.
Can I increase or decrease my cover amount?
Yes, the cover amount can be changed through an alteration process.
What is the minimum and maximum cover amount I can get?
Minimum: R100 000
Maximum: R25 000 000
You can add this benefit to your Disability Cover.
Discuss the advantages of taking out this additional benefit with a certified financial planner.