Income protection and
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What you need to know about income protection
Terms and conditions vary between insurers, but in many cases you won’t be aware of these because you don’t always get a copy of the policy. Claiming income protection insurance can sometimes be difficult, but Maurice Blackburn’s insurance team are experts at working through the fine print in income protection policies and can help you get your full entitlements.
Why Maurice Blackburn?
Maurice Blackburn's income protection insurance claims lawyers are experts, and we understand the importance of having someone in your corner when you're taking on a well-resourced insurance company.
We offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of cases, which means that you don’t have to pay for our legal services if we don't win. We have insurance claims lawyers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many employees have income protection through their employers, their employment superannuation, or industry organisations.
Self-employed people often have private income protection.
Usually income protection policies provide monthly payments up to 75 per cent of your income for a number of years, with a waiting period.
Some policies have workers’ compensation or Centrelink offsets, but not all.
Group insurance policies such as those taken out as part of your superannuation policy, usually give some automatic cover without health questions. Private policies usually have health questions.
Under some, but not all, policies you have to tell the insurer about pre-existing health problems. You also have to truthfully answer questions they ask. If you don't, the insurer might try not to pay you - but often with our help you can get them to pay.
The definition of ‘disability’ for income protection depends on the policy. It might be when you are unfit to do some or all of the duties of your usual job, or unfit for other suitable work as well.
As soon as possible, but you may be able to claim even after a long time. We can help you with a claim.