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Prepayment towards your funeral

Increasingly, as well as pre-planning a funeral, people also want to set aside an amount towards their funeral. Contributing to your funeral costs helps relieve your family of the financial burden.

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) holds prepayment in trust for you or your nominee.

It helps protect your pension.
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.

Prepayment helps to provide peace of mind.
You pay towards the funeral now, to help relieve your family of the financial burden later on.

Recording your Choices.
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.

You can still change your arrangements.
Your wishes are carefully documented when you preplan or prepay towards a funeral with STFS 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.

No health checks are needed.
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 pre-pay an FDANZ Funeral Trust funeral with STFS Funerals.

You will have peace of mind because your affairs will be in order.

If you would like to know more about preplanning or prepaying towards funerals, or would like a free funeral planning pack, please click here or contact us on 06 278 8088.

Please note: An estimate can be given at today’s prices, however this figure is not price fixed and subject to inflation.

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