I'm quite new here and finding it difficult to find my way around. I took out halifax mortgage Repayments Insurance 10 years ago when I bought my house. Reading the Conditions booklet it seems I that if I am unable to work through accident, sickness or disability for at least 30 days I can make a claim on this policy and they will pay a sum equal to my mortgage payment + 25% provided this is supported by a doctors note. I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be off work for at least 12 weeks, probably more. I have asked them to send me a claim form and am hoping that they will allow the claim. I live alone and don't have any support really so I am going to need extra cash for hospital appointments and household help. To have my mortgage paid would relieve some of the stress and worry about financial issues. Having read some of the posts on Critical Illness cover and the way that Insurance Co's try their best to wriggle out of paying up I am seriously worried. I know this isn't a critical illness policy but perhaps it is the same procedure when you make a claim. I don't remember being asked about illness when I took it out and I don't think they contacted my GP for medical records. If I was asked about illness I probably said no because I would have assumed they meant big things like heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. I have noticed that claims have been refused because of things like viral illness and I am sure that I will have had something like that (most people do!). The last thing I need right now is a battle with the Halifax; I have enough fighting to do to regain my health. Perhaps I shouldn't bother to fill in the claim form? Or if I decide to do so does anyone have any practical tips to help me? Maybe someone has this same insurance and can give me their experience of making a claim. Thanks in advance for your help.