Funeral pre-arranged plan
More people are now choosing to plan their own funeral. This makes good sense as it relieves family members of these tasks and gives the individual control over what is to happen. We have an arrangement form that covers all aspects of the funeral and we are happy to help complete this, just phone for a no obligation appointment. We also have available at no charge “My Life My Funeral Kits”. These booklets are useful to plan your funeral options without obligation. This ensures your wishes are recorded. These kits are available at our office or we can post them out to you.
My Life, My Funeral Kit
This is a free kit which has been designed by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ). The kit will assist you in pre-planning your funeral service. Please feel free to stop in at our office and pick one up.
Funeral expenses are generally met by the deceased’s estate. If there is no money available you may qualify for a funeral grant from Work and Income NZ. In the event of an accidental death, a grant may be available from ACC. If you wish the Funeral Director may apply for these grants on your behalf.
Funerals can be paid for in advance. One advantage is that relatives do no have to worry about the costs and whether there will be enough money available. Prepaid funerals up to $10,000 are excluded from asset testing when considering Government subsidies for long-term residential care of the elderly.