Feel secure with Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance
Your quality of life is important. TPD insurance protects you and your family should you become totally and permanently disabled.Compare TPD insurance
Benefits of Total & Permanent Disability Insurance
- Help cover medical expenses
- Get financial help for permanent lifestyle adjustments
- Manage expenses and debt repayments
- Claim when a medical specialist tells you to stop working
Learn more about TPD Insurance
What is Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance?
TPD insurance provides a lump sum payment if you become totally and permanently disabled due to an illness or injury and cannot return to work.
Often TPD insurance is bundled together with life insurance, to ensure that you and your family are adequately covered in the event of your death or serious injury. However, it can also be purchased as a separate policy.
If you are permanently unable to return to work due to illness or injury, your TPD policy will pay out a predetermined sum that can help you to cover ongoing medical costs, debts, mortgage repayments, household bills and other expenses that can help protect the future lifestyle of yourself and your family.
TPD insurance can also be used to cover the costs of care, rehabilitation and home modifications required as you adjust to your new situation. To learn more about your TPD cover options from leading life insurers in Australia, get started with our comparison tool.
How much TPD cover do I need?
The amount of total and permanent disability (TPD) cover that you need depends on a variety of factors including your current income, future costs, your debts and your dependents.
What is your current income? Could your family cope without your income? Even if you don’t have an income, being permanently disabled can have a huge impact on the duties you can fulfill such as childcare, driving and cooking. Your TPD cover can assist in taking away the financial burden that you may face if you become permanently disabled.
If you have children, what does their future look like? Will you be able to afford to send them through school and university if you could no longer work?
Other considerations include your debts and mortgage repayments. If you rely on your income to pay these bills, will you still be able to pay them if you are unable to work?
Rehabilitation costs can be a huge financial burden if you are not expecting them. While your health insurance may cover some of these, it is worth comparing the cover to make sure you aren’t left out of pocket when you need it most.
Every insurer defines total and permanent disability differently and will have coverage for different situations. As such, it’s important that you understand what you are and aren’t covered for before taking out a policy.
How can I decide which cover type or product is right for me?
Choosing the right type of TPD insurance is an important consideration. That is why at Lifebroker we compare policies based on a range of factors, not solely price. When you do a comparison you will have access to a range of product features, such as company size and claims paid, that can help you to make an informed and confident decision about your TPD cover.
Your TPD cover is a personal choice and it should help protect the lifestyle you currently lead, as well as the one that you want to protect in the future.
Each TPD product is different and it is important to read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement to ensure it’s the right product for you.
You can get started with our comparison tool or if you need further help comparing TPD cover, give our friendly insurance consultants a call on 13 54 33.