Increasingly, as well as preplanning a funeral, people also want to set aside an amount towards their funeral*. Contributing towards your funeral costs may help relieve your family of the financial burden.
*An estimate cost for the funeral you want can be given, however this figure is not price fixed and is subject to inflation.
HOW DOES PRE-PAYING FOR YOUR FUNERAL WORK?
Paying for your funeral in advance can help spare your family worry about arrangements and costs. It also helps protect your pension. Prepaid funerals up to $10,000 are excluded from asset testing when assessing your eligibility for subsidies for residential care.
To make a prepayment, make an appointment with us to discuss your funeral. We’ll help you record your wishes, and estimate the cost of your funeral, so you can decide how much to pre-pay.
*Please note that funeral estimates are not fixed and are subject to inflation.
Your prepayment will be held safe for you in The Funeral Trust administered by The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. The Funeral Trust is not an insurance policy, so you won’t need to answer personal questions or take any health checks.
You can change your funeral arrangements with us at any time. And if you decide to be buried in another town, we’ll arrange for your instructions and pre-payment to be transferred.