Why preplan and prepay your funeral?
A preplanned farewell is where funeral and service details are decided now, in discussion with your Funeral Director, and used at a later date.
A prepaid funeral allows you to set aside money now to pay for your final farewell.
Peace of mind
A prearranged farewell through The Funeral Trust will give you peace of mind knowing your wishes are understood, your funeral details are in good hands and the financial aspects have been considered.
Security of funds
The money you put aside for your prearranged funeral is held in The Funeral Trust for you or the person you nominate as the participant in The Funeral Trust. The Funeral Trust has been established by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.
Your arrangements are personal to you. In conjunction with your Funeral Director, you decide what you want.
Protect your family
Your family and loved ones are relieved of the responsibility of making difficult decisions in very emotional circumstances.
Up to $10,000 deposited into The Funeral Trust plan is excluded from asset testing (under current government policy as at August 2020) when assessing eligibility for a subsidy for long term residential care.