FAQ - Calculating Your Disability Needs

Disability insurance is a safety net that protects you and your income should you become disabled.

This sort of policy generally covers people while they are in their working years. Determining how much insurance you need is relatively straightforward. Generally speaking, you’ll need to cover all of your living expenses minus those expenses that were incurred as a result of your working. In other words, a certain percentage of your income, generally between 40 and 20 percent, is directly or indirectly related to the process of getting to and from work and doing your job. Since you are disabled and unable to work, you do not need to replace that income devoted to the job. If you’re uncertain as to the exact amount you need, consult an expert. This information is general in nature and should not substitute for the advice of an expert in the field.