Do I really need a disability insurance?

It’s a sad note, but being disabled can for some time, slow down your life. You may not be able to go to your job like you used to, not do everyday activities like you used to, worst-case scenario, it can leave you bedridden. But that does not mean, you and your family have to go through a financial crisis. Disability insurance can be a comprehensive financial solution in these times of need. If you are unable to work and cannot earn income because of your physical condition, the pay-off from disability insurance can help you with regular expenses. Our team at Canadian LIC can help with the paperwork, all you have to do is apply. We will provide you with all details and you can choose a suitable plan. Contact us and schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you.

Still have a regular income when you’re recovering

Generally, if your employer has group employee disability insurance, then you won’t have to worry about applying for a new one. You can reap the benefits. (We advise you to check the benefits for the existing plan that you’re part of). If you want to shop around, you should know a bit about disability insurance.
There are two types; the first is short-term disability insurance, here the coverage is up to 6 months when you’re sick or injured. It is the general type of disability insurance that employers offer but depending on the employer it can be different. If are not a part of a short term disability insurance then you may be eligible for Employment

Insurance (EI) sickness benefits with the requirements being:

  • When you have used all of your sick leaves
  • You have worked enough hours

The second type of disability insurance is long-term disability insurance which offers coverage of up to 2 years. It also replaces 60-70% of your normal income. It should be note that the benefits of short term disability insurance are not included in this type of plan.

How does disability insurance work?

Here’s a summary of how disability insurance works. It will give you a better idea of the entire process. Please have a look:

  • Choose the amount you want. You can also add optional benefits to customize your coverage policy
  • Pay your monthly insurance premiums
  • If you have become disabled, then file a claim
  • Once the formalities are completed, you will receive your monthly payments (once the waiting period ends). The waiting period can be explained as the number of days from the date you’re disabled until the benefits start date.
  • Your monthly payments stop when you return to work or your benefit period ends

Your monthly benefit would be approximately 2/3 rd of your income (this is with respect to your gross employment). The waiting period is for 10 days and the benefits that you get are completely tax-free. We can customize your insurance plan to meet your requirements. Call Canadian LIC today and speak with our team members, we will be glad to assist you.

Eligibility for the Canada Education Savings Grant

  • In order to be eligible for the grant, parents or grandparents must contribute to a child’s RESP prior to the end of the calendar year in which the child turns 15 years
  • The child must be a Canadian resident
  • It is important the child must have a valid Social Insurance Number
  • There must be a RESP account in the child’s name
  • It is important that you request the government for the matching contributions

 

The Government of Canada helps and contributes towards your effort to save. It deposits substantial grants directly into your RESP.