As a teacher you will be entitled to receive some sick pay from your employer - how much income will depend on your length of service at the time you go sick. Generally speaking the less time you have been a teacher the less you will get.
In a survey conducted by the Department of Works and Pensions in 2009 it was calculated that 2.6 million people were off from work due to sickness or disability of which 1.9 million had been off for more than 2 years. While an employer may provide cover up to 12 months typically for longer periods you will be reliant on State benefits unless you have a private income protection plan. As a teacher the loss of earnings due to illness, an accident or through redundancy could prove to be a financial headache for you and your family.
Some income protection providers offer plans that take into account variations in teachers’ sick pay arrangements which can vary depending on length of service.
For quotes and advice on your income protection plan options use the service below: