Let your family focus on each other
With time to consider your options in advance, your prepaid and preplanning arrangements ensure your loved ones are free to gather together, support one another, remember and celebrate your life, without the responsibility of making difficult choices in very emotional circumstances.
Don’t leave your family to make all the hard decisions for your final farewell – a meaningful farewell is your gift to them.
What is the difference between prepaid and preplanned funerals?
A preplanned farewell is where funeral and service details are decided now, in discussion with your Funeral Directors Association Member, and used at a later date.
A prepaid funeral allows you to set aside money now to pay for your final farewell.
Why do people prepay their funeral?
People have two major reasons for prepaying funerals:
- To remove a financial burden from your loved ones:
Most of us plan for nearly every financial eventuality we may face throughout our lives - buying a house and car, having a family, retirement and so on. Our death is another event but one which is sad and stressful for our family to deal with. With your final farewell preplanned the family can concentrate on supporting one another and making the service personal and meaningful.
- To receive financial benefit when considering long term residential care:
If the need arises for long term residential care in a rest home or hospital a person wishing to receive Government funding (the Residential Care Subsidy) is required to have a financial means assessment. The value of any prepaid funeral of the person, or their spouse, up to a maximum value of $10,000 is exempted from the means assessment.