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What is TPD claim?
A TPD claim is made through your superannuation provider or personal insurance.
What is an income protection claim?
An income protection claim is made through your superannuation provider or personal insurance.
What is a death benefit claim?
A death benefit claim is made by the deceased person’s executor or nominated beneficiary through the deceased person’s superannuation provider or personal insurance.
Can I make a TPD claim?
You need to first ensure that you are insured for TPD either through your superannuation or personal insurance. If you have suffered an injury (either physical or mental injury) and you are unable to work at all, or you are only able to work in a reduced capacity, then you may be eligible to claim TPD as long as you have insurance at the time of the injury.
Can I make a death claim?
If you are the executor or nominated beneficiary of someone who has died and the deceased person has death benefit insurance, then you may be eligible to claim the death benefit.
Can I make an income protection claim?
You need to first ensure that you are insured for income protection either through your superannuation or personal insurance. If you have suffered an injury (either physical or mental injury) and you are unable to work at all, or you are only able to work in a reduced capacity, then you may be eligible to claim income protection as long as you have insurance at the time of the injury.
What compensation can I claim?
For each of the death and TPD claims the amount you can claim is determined by the insured sum. The insured sum is a set amount and will usually be detailed on your superannuation statement.
For income protection claims you will be insured for either a weekly, fortnightly or monthly amount. Income protection payments vary in length – some are payable for 2 years, 5 years or until retirement age. The amount of this payment will usually be detailed on your superannuation statement.
Do TPD and income protection claims reduce my superannuation balance?
No – if a TPD claim or income protection claim is successful the claim is not paid from your superannuation balance. In some instances involving a successful TPD claim you will be able to access your superannuation balance.
Can I make more than one TPD claim?
Yes – if you have more than one TPD insurance you are able to make multiple claims.
What is the TPD and income protection claims process?
The TPD and income protection processes are similar and generally involve the following steps: –
1. Confirming whether you have TPD and/or income protection insurance.
2. Determining whether you are eligible to claim TPD and/or income protection benefit.
3. Completing claim forms and compiling documents in support of the claim.
4. Communicating with the insurer and trustee regarding further documents and information they require.
What are the time limits to making a death, TPD or income protection claim?
Time limits are usually specified in the relevant TPD or income protection policy. To avoid any issues with time restrictions it is strongly recommended that you commence a claim as soon as you become aware of your capacitating injury or illness. Some TPD and income protection proceed to Court if there is a dispute between you and the insurer and the trustee and certain time limits will apply to when proceedings can be issued. In exceptional circumstances a claim can be made after the expiration of the strict time limits that apply.
What are the legal costs of making a death, TPD or income protection claim?
Legal costs vary depending on the specific circumstances of each claim. Mazzeo lawyers usually act for clients making a death, TPD or income protection claim on a no win/no fee basis. Discuss further with Tom or Cassandra.