Are there employment requirements I must meet before I can claim?
Last updated 26 July 2017
In order to claim for involuntary unemployment benefits:
- You must be employed for reward for at least 15 hours a week in work that is not seasonal
- You cannot claim if you resign, retire or accept voluntary redundancy
- You cannot claim if you lose your job in the first 60 days of your cover
In order to claim for temporary or permanent disability benefits you must have an occupation from which you receive an income.
After we’ve paid a claim for involuntary unemployment or temporary disability you must be employed, as defined in the PDS, for at least 6 months before you can claim for the same benefit again.
There are no employment requirements required to receive Terminal Illness or Death benefits.