Income protection

Helps keep your finances healthy if you can't work because of illness or injury

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DCU Group Income Continuance Plan

This plan is designed to give you a replacement income* to help you if you're ill, or injured, and can't work.

It’s financial security and peace of mind, so you can focus on getting better.

What you get from income continuance

Up to 75% of your salary*

Income continuance gives you a replacement income of up to 75% of your annual salary* – if you can't work due to illness or injury, and your sick pay has reduced to half pay or ceased altogether.

*Less any other income to which you may be entitled e.g. half pay, Ill Health Early Retirement Pension, Temporary Rehabilitation Remuneration, State Illness Benefit. You must exhaust your employer’s sick leave entitlements and the plan deferred period as noted in the policy document.

Life Cover Benefit

The plan provides a lump sum of typically twice your annual salary if you die. This can help to pay bills and unexpected costs, at an already difficult time.

Specified Illness Benefit

You will receive a once-off lump sum if you are diagnosed with one of the Specified Illnesses listed in the policy document.

Pension Protection Benefit

You receive an extra 10% of your salary if you claim from the plan for over two years.

Tax relief

You're entitled to tax relief on the majority of your plan membership cost.

We're committed to your claim

Our helpful and friendly team will guide you through the claims process.

Remember, we're not automatically notified if you’re absent from work due to illness or injury. If this happens, it's important to contact us as soon as you think your salary will be affected.

Frequently Asked Questions

It's there when you need it

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Sick Leave Calculator

This is an estimate of your remaining paid sick leave based on our understanding of the Public Service Sick Leave Regulations (at September 2018) and on the information provided by you. For exact sick leave details please contact your employer.

Note: This calculator is based on ordinary sick leave regulations. It does not take into account any extended paid sick leave granted under the Critical Illness Protocol or pregnancy related illness which may extend the period of paid sick leave.

Sick Pay Calculator

Please enter how many days missed in last 4 years
Please enter how many days missed in last 12 months


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How would you cope financially without your salary?

Cornmarket's Income Protection Schemes are a simple, tax efficient way to protect you and your family in the event of Illness of injury.

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This graph example is based on a Public Sector employee, who is a member of the Superannuation Scheme with 20 years' service. They are earning €50,000 per annum and are now unable to work due to illness or injury. This example is based on the standard Public Sector sick leave arrangements (i.e. 13 weeks full pay in one year, followed by 13 weeks half pay). Extended paid sick leave under the Critical Illness Protocol does not apply and Ill Health Early Retirement Pension is granted after 2 years. Social welfare rates are as at March 2018.

How much does it cost?

Cornmarket and DCU work together to secure the best price and benefits for DCU employees. When it comes to cost, you can benefit from the group purchasing power of your employer. You're entitled to tax relief on the majority of your plan membership cost.

Disability Benefit
Death Benefit
Specified Illness Benefit
Pension Premium Protection
Total cost
2.26% of salary

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The DCU Group Income Continuance Plan Application Form

The DCU Group Income Continuance Plan Summary Booklet

Please review the Plan documents above to apply for the Plan, and click here to access our Terms of Business.

Send your completed application form to:

Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd.

Group Protection Department

Christchurch Square


Dublin 8

Need to make a claim?

Our helpful and friendly team will guide you through the claims process.

Call us on (01) 408 4018

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