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. The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) holds any prepayment amount in trust for you or your nominee.
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.
Your wishes are carefully documented when you preplan or prepay towards a funeral with Lychgate Funerals, 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 FDANZ Funeral Trust funeral with Lychgate Funerals.
*Please note: An estimate cost for the funeral you want can be given, however this figure is not price fixed and is subject to inflation.