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Do I need Income Protection?

Whether or not you need income protection insurance depends on your individual circumstances and financial situation.

Income protection insurance is designed to provide you with a regular income if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or disability. If you rely on your income to support yourself and your family, then income protection insurance can provide financial security and peace of mind by ensuring that you have a steady stream of income to cover your living expenses, even if you are unable to work.

If you have significant savings or other sources of income that can provide for your living expenses in case of disability or illness, then you may not need income protection insurance. However, if you do not have a financial safety net or other sources of income to rely on, then income protection insurance can be a valuable tool for protecting your financial security.

What do I need to consider?

It’s important to consider your individual circumstances and financial situation when deciding whether or not to get income protection insurance. Speak with MortgageLine and we will evaluate your needs and find the right income protection policy for you.

It’s also important to carefully review the terms and conditions of any income protection insurance policy before purchasing it to understand what is covered and any exclusions or limitations. MortgageLine can help with this.

Get in touch today and a MortgageLine Financial Adviser will review your circumstances and provide an income protection quote for you and your family.

Why Income Protection?

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Protect Your Most Important Asset: Your Income

In Ireland, we insure everything from homes to gadgets, yet often overlook our most crucial asset—our income. It’s the foundation that supports all your purchases and financial goals, from daily living expenses to long-term saving and investing plans. Without it, financial resilience is compromised, and achieving future goals becomes a distant dream.

Understanding the Impact of Income Loss

A sudden loss due to illness or injury can devastate your financial stability, making it challenging to maintain your standard of living. Current state illness benefits amount to approximately €232 per week (2024), which might not suffice. Income Protection steps in to bridge this gap, ensuring you can maintain your lifestyle and financial pathways.

Do I Need Income Protection?

Who Benefits from Income Protection?

If you rely on your income to support yourself and your family, consider how you would manage if you were unable to work due to illness, injury, or disability. This insurance provides a regular income when you need it most, offering peace of mind and financial security.

When Might Income Protection Be Unnecessary?

For those with significant savings or alternative income sources sufficient to cover living expenses during periods of illness or disability, income protection might not be as critical. However, if you lack these financial safety nets, it’s a crucial safeguard.

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Did you know? Nearly 1 in 4 workers will become disabled at some point during their working life.


What to Consider When Choosing Income Protection

Coverage Specifics and Flexibility

Income protection is more than just insurance for serious illnesses; it also covers common issues like mental health challenges and back injuries. It’s designed to accommodate any certified illness or injury that prevents you from working. You can choose how soon benefits start (deferral period) and how long they last (until age 55 to 70).

Tax Benefits and Cost Considerations

Enjoy tax efficiency with Income Protection in Ireland. The net premium you pay is only 20/40% of the gross premium, based on your marginal tax rate. While the standard quote provides up to 75% of your gross income (minus state benefits), options for lower coverage are available if cost is a concern.

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How MortgageLine Can Help

Tailored Financial Advice

Here at MortgageLine, we don’t just set up your policy; we guide you through selecting the best Income Protection plan for your needs. We compare offers across various life insurance companies to ensure you get the best rates.

Ongoing Support

Our commitment doesn’t end with arranging your cover. We’re here to assist you with any future queries or adjustments you might need. Our advisors are dedicated to helping you maintain your financial security through all of life’s ups and downs.

Get Your Personalized Quote

Speak with a MortgageLine Financial Adviser today to review your circumstances and get a tailored income protection quote designed to protect you and your family’s future.