A little advanced planning allows you to make important decisions in your own time, free from the stress and anxiety that surrounds bereavement.
A little advanced planned allows you to make important decisions in your own time, free from the stress and anxiety that surrounds bereavement.
A pre-arranged funeral guarantees that your preferences and choices are clear to those organising the service, and reduces the financial pressure on your family if you elect to pre-pay the funeral costs.
When pre-planning, it is usual to specify a desired venue, the choice of minister or celebrant, music, readings, choice of casket, refreshments, or afternoon tea. Affinity is happy to discuss your ideas; we will listen to what you want and how you would like for it to happen.
Grieving is difficult enough. Pre-paid funerals ease the financial burden that a death may place on your loved ones.
If you are considering residential care, it is important to note that pre-paid funerals of up to $10,000 are excluded from current asset testing when determining eligibility for subsidy.
The FDANZ Pre-Paid Funeral Trust is an officially endorsed scheme, ensuring a lump sum is available to cover the cost of a funeral whenever it is needed.
This does not oblige you to select a funeral director in advance, as funds are held in a Westpac bank trust account under the participant name until required.
Acceptance is guaranteed with no medical assessment, and the scheme comes with a 21-day ‘free look’ period.