To avoid the stress placed on your family at an emotional time, you may wish to consider making decisions in advance. We offer both pre-paid and pre-arranged funerals.
When you choose a pre-paid funeral, it helps relieve the financial burden from your family and ensures your wishes are met.
With our pre-paid funerals, you can choose between regular deposits from as little as $50 a month or you can make a lump sum payment up-front. To ensure the security of your funeral funds, everything is kept in a secure financial bond with SurePlan Friendly Society, the money is not held by us. You may also benefit as pre-paid funerals are not subject to the Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Income and Assets Test – this is very relevant for self-funded retirees who are either receiving a part pension or who are just outside the pension entitlement threshold.
Every aspect the funeral service is pre-arranged and documented by us. There is no payment required to pre-arrange a funeral, it is simply a way to put down on paper what your wishes are.
Yes, this occurs regularly. Most cemeteries have allowances for cremated remains to be placed in burial sites. If the person who wishes to be cremated passes first, often the ashes are held by the family until the spouse passes and are then placed in the coffin prior to burial. The cemetery must be advised in all cases so that records are correct and appropriate inscriptions can include both persons on the headstone.
This is completely a personal choice, either way it is important that your wishes are communicated with your family to save them making this difficult decision on your behalf.
A pre-arranged funeral is where you meet with us to document your wishes but not payment is made.
You meet with us to document your wishes and make all your choices. With our pre-paid funerals, you can choose between regular deposits from as little as $50 a month or you can make a lump sum payment up-front. To ensure the security of your funeral funds, moneys are kept in a secure financial bond, not by us.