No. As long as you meet the usual claim requirements and have an inability to work due to illness or injury.
If you are stood down as defined under the Fair Work Act you will be considered by MetLife to be on leave without pay. Generally, for employees on leave without pay, any benefits would commence at the end of that leave without pay period. If you are stood down due to COVID-19, MetLife will disregard this standard condition and will commence benefits at the end of the relevant waiting period. For more information on waiting periods, please read about the MetLife Claim Process here. Any minimum work hour requirements will still apply, based on the period prior to any stand down. Any benefits payable will be based on average income for the previous twelve months prior to the date of disablement.