In 2017, Rebecca took out an income protection plan. Two years later, she became ill with a neurological condition which affected her ability to work and live a normal life.
Neurological conditions can affect the brain, spine and nervous system, and in Rebecca case, it affected her ability to do the things most of us take for granted, such as walking, breathing and swallowing.
With the added disability of suffering from fatigue that was chronic, Rebecca found that she could no longer work as a court clerk.
She knew that as a court clerk, her income would be significantly affected. One comforting thought was that the income protection plan she took out some two years earlier was still firmly in place.
So, as she was not completely well enough to go back to work, she contacted us to claim on her income protection plan. Following an assessment, her claim was accepted. After the deferred period on her plan came to an end, she started to receive benefit payments.
This meant that she could continue to focus on her treatment without having to worry about her finances.