Individuals

PROTECTING YOUR INCOME

Individual Income Protection

It is possible for people to overestimate the amount of State help they will receive if they are taken ill.

According to Gov.uk, if you are employed the weekly rate for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is £89.35 for up to 28 weeks (April 2017).

If you are self-employed you may be entitled to Employment Support Allowance (ESA). The assessment phase rate, which is paid for the first 13 weeks of a claim while a decision is made on candidate’s capability for work through the Work Capability Assessment is as follows (as at April 2017):

 

  • A single person aged under 25 can receive up to £57.90 a week.
  •  A single person aged 25 and over can receive up to £73.10 a week.

 

So in short, there is some provision from the State but it is limited. However, with an Individual Income Replacement Plan from Wiltshire Friendly you can make sure that you are personally protected to a level that suits you.

Sickness Income Plus

This is our current Individual Income Replacement Plan (sometimes referred to as Income Protection Insurance). It is designed to pay you regular benefit to replace part of your regular income that is lost when you are unable to work because of illness or injury. The plan also aims to pay you a cash sum when you reach the plan retirement age.

We understand that choosing an Income Replacement Plan for you and your family can be confusing. That is why we aim to make that process easier through a straightforward approach, supported by our own advisers.

Whether you’re interested in reviewing the cover you currently have or want advice about how best to meet your requirements the Society's advisers are on hand to help you. This can be on the phone or face to face in a location that suits you. If you’d like to talk to one of our advisers please click on Alan's details at the bottom of the page.

Wiltshire Friendly Society is a mutual* which means we only work for you. Being a mutual means that we are owned by our members and have no shareholders to consider.

We don’t look for excuses to refuse genuine claims – we know that’s when you need us most. Instead we aim to make sure claims are assessed and benefit is paid as efficiently as possible.

*Association of Financial Mutuals - UK insurance companies are all authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and/or the Financial Conduct Authority. Most are either 'Mutuals' or public limited companies (PLCs). Mutual organisations are those not owned by external shareholders (like a PLC) but work for, and only answers to customers like you. To find out more go to www.ownedbyyou.org

Policy Example

For a 30 year old non-smoker, earning £35,000 per year, an Income Replacement Plan could provide you with a monthly income, after an initial 1 week waiting period, of £1,000 and cost £30 per month.*

*subject to terms and conditions

 

Photo of Alan Godfrey

Alan Godfrey

Senior Society Adviser

alan.godfrey@wiltshirefriendly.com 07720 181696
Photo of Alan Godfrey

Alan Godfrey

Senior Society Adviser

alan.godfrey@wiltshirefriendly.com

07720 181696


Alan is the ‘old man’ of the team – 46 years with the Society, a Trowbridge local, and no sign of that stopping as he still loves coming to work! His current role is to provide service to existing Holloway members, give advice and support to those wanting to start new plans. His motivation is to know that most of the new plans come from referrals we receive from happy existing members.

 

Alan is an avid Bradford Football Club supporter and a keen gardener, his vegetable crop keeps the Society staff well fed throughout the year.