Permanently Unable to Work Cover

Permanently Unable to Work Cover pays a lump sum if the life insured suffers a Sickness or Injury which means they are unlikely ever to be able to work again. It will also pay a lump sum if the life insured suffers from a Major Physical Impairment as defined by the policy. The policy owner can choose how to use any benefit payment, whether for the reduction of debts or to replace income that has been lost as a result of an inability to work. A Permanently Unable to Work benefit can also provide for medical treatment or ongoing care, as well as pay for any home modifications that are required.

Allianz Life offers two types of Permanently Unable to Work Covers:

  1. Own occupation cover
  2. Any occupation cover

Applications for Permanently Unable to Work Cover are subject to occupational eligibility and for a limited number of occupations, only “Any Occupation” cover is available.

The maximum benefit payable for each Life insured is the relevant Cover Amount shown on the policy schedule for the relevant Life insured.

The minimum Permanently Unable to Work Cover Amount that can be applied for is $100,000. The maximum Permanently Unable to Work Cover amount you can apply for is based on your current age as illustrated in the table below:

Age at application Minimum Maximum
16 - 45 $100,000 $1.25 Million
46 - 55 $100,000 $750,000
56-65 Not eligible for cover Not eligible for cover

The Cover Amount of any Permanently Unable to Work cover cannot exceed the Life Cover Amount.

Inflation Proofing

Permanently Unable to Work Cover Amounts automatically increase each year to keep pace with inflation (the increase will be the greater of the increase in the CPI over the previous year or 5%). Each year, premiums will be adjusted to reflect this increase and any increase can be declined by advising Allianz Life in writing.

Eligibility for Permanently Unable to Work Cover

Anyone between the ages of 16 to 55 (inclusive) may apply for Permanently Unable to Work Cover. Allianz Life will ask you some questions about your health, lifestyle and family medical history to determine whether or not they are able to offer you cover. Once a policy has been accepted and issued, and provided premiums are paid as due, Allianz Life guarantees to renew it until the Life insured’s 65th birthday.

When a Permanently Unable to Work Benefit will be payable

Permanent inability to work in: We will pay a benefit when:
Own Occupation definition Solely because of Sickness or Injury you have been continuously absent from work for a period of at least three consecutive months and due to that Sickness or Injury you are unlikely ever to work again in the occupation you were predominantly performing at the onset of that sickness or injury. If you were unemployed for six months or more at the time of your Sickness or Injury we will assess your eligibility using the "Any Occupation" criteria described above.
 

Note:

  • Injury means an accidental Injury suffered after the start of the policy and while the policy is in force.
  • Sickness means an illness or disease that first becomes apparent after the start of the policy and while the policy is in force.

 
Major Physical Impairment We will pay a benefit when:
Loss of Limbs or paralysis Total and permanent loss of use of:
  • Two ore more Limbs; or
  • One ore more Limbs and the sight in one eye, due to Sickness or Injury.
Loss of sight Permanent Legal Blindness in both eyes due to Sickness or Injury.
Loss of hearing Total and permanent loss of hearing in both ears due to Sickness or Injury.

When Allianz Life will not pay a benefit

There are circumstances in which Allianz Life will not pay a benefit for Permanently Unable to Work. Allianz Life will not pay a claim that arises directly or indirectly:

  • Where the condition is a result of a self-inflicted injury.
  • No Permanently Unable to Work cover benefits will be paid in any circumstances if the Life insured has not applied for the cover personally or where the application was completed on behalf of another person.

Allianz Life may also decline a claim in circumstances of non-disclosure. For information on when a claim may not be paid due to non-disclosure, please refer to the “Important Information” section of the Product Disclosure Statement below.

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