As part of the 2018 budget the Irish government are increasing the State Illness Benefit from €193 to €198 per week for an individual with effect from 26th March 2018. This is an increase of just €5, which means some people may still struggle to keep on top of their bills if this is their sole income.
Try our Income Protection Calculator to see how much income you should protect.
The financial headache you face when an illness or accident prevents you from working can be severe. Income Protection can replace up to 75% of your usual income less any social welfare payments when you’re off work for a period longer than 1 month due to illness or injury.