Family income benefit is a type of term insurance that will give regular financial support to the family of a policyholder if they die or are diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Family income benefit helps people secure an on-going income for their families. With monthly payouts, it eases the burden of bills, making budgeting more manageable.
The policy only pays out if you die during the length of the policy, known as the ‘term’. For example, if you took out a 20-year policy and died after 5 years, your provider would pay an income for the remaining 15 years. If on the other hand you died after 18 years, the pay-outs would only last for 2 years. Family income benefit is different than other life insurance policies which pay out an agreed lump sum when the policyholder dies.
Before you take out family income benefit insurance, you’ll need to think about how much income your loved ones will need. Think about future family members and their living costs as well as current ones. In addition, how long do you want the cover to last, when people take out family income benefit they want it to run until their children are financially independent.