In today’s age, it’s not just about planning for your funeral in advance, many individuals are also considering Pre-Paid Funerals or setting aside funds for this important event. By proactively contributing to your funeral costs, you can offer your loved ones relief from the financial strain that often accompanies these arrangements.
Rest assured, the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand securely holds any prepaid amounts in a trust, either for you or your chosen nominee, ensuring peace of mind for the future.
Under current Government policy, prepaid funerals up to $10,000 are excluded from asset testing when assessing subsidy eligibility in long-term residential care for the elderly.
You contribute towards the cost of the funeral now, to help relieve your family of the financial burden later on.
You make the choices – the music, the readings, the venue etc, and we will record these so that your wishes are known when the time comes, it can move with you.
Your wishes are carefully documented when you preplan or prepay towards a funeral with us, and you receive a copy for your records. You are able to change any of these arrangements at a later date if you wish. If the funeral is to be in another town, we can arrange for your instructions to be transferred.
The FDANZ Funeral Trust is not an insurance policy. No health checks or personal questions are needed. Anyone, of any age or health status, can prepay towards a Funeral Trust funeral with Macdonald & Weston.
*Please note: An estimated cost for the funeral you want can be given, however, this figure is not price fixed and is subject to inflation.