Choosing to pre-pay your funeral has a number of benefits, the most compelling being to ease the financial burden on your loved ones when you die. The payments you make are placed in a Trust administered by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ). This money is held in a secure trust until it is required for your funeral. It will then be released to the funeral home organising your arrangements.
Organising a Pre-Paid Funeral is like giving your loved ones a gift right when they need it most. They’ll already be undergoing the pain of losing you. The last thing they’ll need is to worry about how they’ll pay for your funeral, especially if Probate is likely to take some time.
Pre-paid funerals provide certainty to you and your loved ones and is a loving and thoughtful thing to do for them.
You may also choose to pre-arrange your funeral, which means that not only is the payment sorted, but all the details of how you want it to be are also taken care of. You can have it your way, with no difficult choices for your loved ones to make about what type of casket you would want or whether you wished to be buried or cremated, or myriad other decisions they’ll be asked to make at a time when they’re least equipped to decide on anything.