Pre-Paid

Peace of Mind from Pre-Paid Funerals and Pre-Arranged Funerals

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What is a Pre-Paid Funeral?

A Pre-Paid Funeral is a funeral you purchase in advance – at today’s prices. All details regarding the funeral are agreed and set down in a written contract.

The amount paid when you sign our fixed price Funeral Plan Pre-Paid contract is all you have to pay. The only way this might change is if a government, for example, later imposes a new tax.

Selwyn Allen Funerals places the payment into a fund run by leading industry providers Funeral Plan Management (Australian Unity) or Foresters Friendly Society. These funds are approved and secured by Government legislation.

The payment is only released to us once the contracted funeral service has been completed.

What are the benefits of a Pre Paid Funeral?

  • You pay a Fixed Price – ensuring you are protected from future rises in funeral costs.
  • You can choose to pay in instalments or an up-front lump sum.
  • Your money is secure – held not by us, but an independent Government-guaranteed investment fund.
  • Your finals wishes are carried out exactly as you specify.
  • You protect your family from having to make difficult decisions at a distressing time.
  • You relieve your loved ones from an added financial burden.
  • Complete peace of mind for both you and your family.
  • Available to anyone – regardless of state of health or age.
  • It could improve your entitlement to Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs pensions and allowances. Money paid into a plan like this isn’t subject to income or assets tests.

Pre-Paid Funeral plan details:

The following are just some of the areas you can detail as part of the Funeral Plan.

  • The style and type of funeral service.
  • Would you like a burial or cremation?
  • The specific cemetery or crematorium.
  • The specific minister, priest or celebrant.
  • Music, flowers and other special features you require.

What is a Funeral Bond?

A Funeral Bond allows you to put money aside to help meet the cost of your funeral when the time arises.

Simple, safe and effective, the Funeral Bond is a capital guarantee investment fund. You contribute to the bond over time, and when the funds are paid out following your death, they must be used to cover your funeral expenses.

Selwyn Allen Funerals can advise you of the best Funeral Bond option for your situation.

What are the benefits of a Funeral Bond?

  • Your contributions are secure – invested in a capital guaranteed fund.
  • Start with as little as $25 – with no limits on how often or how much you pay in.
  • You can stop making contributions at any point without penalty.
  • You relieve your loved ones from an added financial burden.
  • Complete peace of mind for both you and your family.
  • Available to anyone – regardless of state of health or age.
  • It could improve your entitlement to Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs pensions and allowances. Money paid into a plan like this isn’t subject to income or assets tests.

What is a Pre-Arranged Funeral?

A Pre-Arranged Funeral is one where you discuss your specific funeral wishes and requirements with us without entering into any financial agreement.

You can record your preference for the type of funeral you desire, as well as details around all of the arrangements.

When the times comes, though, it will be responsibility of your family to organise and pay for the funeral.

What are the benefits of a Pre-Arranged Funeral?

There are a number of benefits to putting your final wishes down on paper.

  • Eases the burden on family and friends who won’t have to dwell on funeral arrangements.
  • Difficult decisions are taken now rather than at a time of grief and distress.

When you decide on a Pre-Arranged Funeral, Selwyn Allen collects all the necessary personal and practical information. This includes all details required to complete a Death Certificate.

That saves your family and loved ones from trying to source and organise this information following your death.

It’s important to inform your next of kin and/or executor about the existence of the Pre-Arranged Funeral agreement.

When the time comes, we will organise your funeral in accordance with the agreement.

We can help

Would you like to establish a Pre-Paid or Pre-Arranged Funeral Plan, or a Funeral Bond?

We would be delighted to help. You can take advantage of our complimentary, no-obligation consultation to discuss and tailor a solution to your your needs.

That can take place informally over a cup of coffee – at your place or ours.

You can contact us or call on (03) 9888 1672.