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What is income protection (IP) cover?

IP cover can provide you with a monthly benefit of up to 85% of your pre-disability income if you’re unable to work due to injury or illness.

You may also be able to receive a partial benefit while you’re transitioning back to full employment after a total disability.

In most cases, IP cover is provided automatically to members of Catholic Super who join us as employer-sponsored members. Default IP cover is a fixed amount of $3,000 with a benefit period of up to 2 years and a waiting period of 90 days.

If you’re joining via a Transport Industry employer, you have to apply for IP cover should you wish to have it.

Our IP cover is flexible, so you get to choose your waiting period and your benefit period:

  • A  benefit period of two years, five years or to age 65.
  • A waiting period of either 30, 60 or 90 days.
Making an Income Protection claim

Insurance claims can be complex and time consuming. And no two IP claims are the same. Our team is here to help you and your loved ones navigate the claims process.

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How to apply for, change or cancel your cover

  • Via mail: Alternatively, you can complete the Change your insurance cover form and Personal statement and send it to us.

Transferring your existing IP cover into Catholic Super

You may be able to transfer the IP cover you have with another super fund or life insurer into a Catholic Super account.

Log in to Member Online to apply to transfer your cover, or complete the Transfer your insurance cover to Catholic Super form.

There are some important considerations to be aware of when transferring cover from another insurer. We recommend finding out a little more before you make the change.

Download the guide

For more information on IP cover and how it works, refer to our Insurance in your super guide.

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If you have any queries about your insurance cover, or if you’d like to talk to someone about the types of cover that may suit your needs, our team can help.

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