Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) compensation is a benefit provided to those who are no longer able to work due to a disabling injury or illness. To be eligible for TPD compensation, you must meet certain requirements and follow the application process. Eligibility requirements for TPD compensation vary depending on the Total Permanent Disability Insurance you hold, but generally, you must meet the criteria as laid out in your policy, whether you have a private policy or TPD Insurance in super. 

The Process 

To apply for TPD compensation, you should speak to your lawyer first. They can help you pursue payout from the best TPD insurance you have. There is a lot involved in the process, so while you don’t have to use a lawyer,  it’s a good idea. A lawyer can provide you with expert advice, help you protect your rights, and stand up for you in court if your claim heads in this direction. 

It’s possible to claim against more than one policy, though many newer policies contain clauses to prevent multiple claims. A lawyer can advise you on which claims to pursue to maximise your TPD benefits. 

The lump sum received from Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) claims can be used to pay medical costs or cover lost wages. Generally, if you have permanently lost functional or intellectual capacity, your claim will be approved. If you lose vision or limbs, the inability to work in any field (or your occupation, depending on your cover), or are unable to function in daily tasks, your claim will likely be approved. 

It is important to note that TPD compensation is not a quick or easy process, and it can take several months or even years to receive a decision. However, if you are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, TPD compensation can provide financial support to help you meet your basic needs. You can also secure a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance policy to provide additional coverage that offers a larger payout. 

Financial Benefits 

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) compensation provides financial benefits to individuals who are no longer able to work due to a disabling injury or illness. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the policy you are enrolled in and your work history. 

TPD compensation can provide important financial support to individuals who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness. In addition to providing a source of income, TPD compensation may also provide access to health care benefits and other forms of support. 

If your insurance is through your super, then the premiums might be tax-deductible, but the payments might not be. A private policy offers the inverse, the premium is not tax-deductible, but the benefits are not taxed. 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers a variety of options for people living with a disability, whether it’s financial help to make changes to their home or vehicle. Or, help with hiring a support worker. 

Coverage In Crisis 

You need adequate cover if you are rendered unable to work and permanent disability work cover is the right place to start. The financial benefit is stability for you and your family as you undergo major life changes and adjust to a new way of living. While most people have a total permanent disability in super, you may want to pursue a private policy if you are the sole or main income earner in your home, especially if you have dependents. 

It is important to note that TPD compensation is not designed to fully replace the income you earned before becoming disabled. Instead, it is intended to provide a basic level of financial support to help you meet your basic needs. If you are considering applying for TPD compensation, it is important to carefully consider your financial situation and plan accordingly. You can invest in income protection insurance, which offers an additional layer of security should something happen to you. If you have other insurance policies, these can also help you cover your costs. 

You should review all of the policies you hold to determine how much TPD coverage you should secure in a private policy. 

How AJB Stevens Can Help 

Going through a total or permanent disability or injury is life-changing, and it can be a stressful time as you adjust to a new way of living. The last thing you need to worry about is your financial situation, which is why you need to seek support from someone who can advocate for you and your needs. It takes the pressure off of your shoulders so you can focus on looking after yourself. 

If you want to maximise your financial benefits, you should consult a lawyer who specialises in TPD Claims. AJB Stevens can help you get all of your paperwork in order to ensure your compensation claim is successful.