Prepayment options towards your funeral

Your prepayment will be held safe for you in The Funeral Trust administered by The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.

  • 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 contribute towards the cost of 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 Forrests Funeral Directors, 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 Funeral Trust is not an insurance policy. No health checks or personal questions are needed. Anyone, of any age or health status, can prepay towards a funeral with Forrests Funeral Directors.
  • You will have peace of mind because your affairs will be in order

If you would like to know more about these options, please click here or phone Forrests.

*Please note: An estimate cost for the funeral you want can be given, however this figure is not price fixed and is subject to inflation.