When dealing with Funerals and the cost associated with it, it can be challenging to think or talk about. Talk to the team at Aoraki Funeral Services about any worries or concerns.
Aoraki Funeral Services offers a wide range of choices regarding the type and cost of funeral arrangements. If you have limited means, it will be helpful to discuss this with your Funeral Director at the earliest opportunity so that together you can plan a funeral that suits your circumstances. You may qualify for a funeral grant from Work and Income (WINZ) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). We can help you make applications for these. We can also provide advice and assistance on the range of help that may be available to you and your family to cover funeral costs.
Joint Bank Accounts
When a death occurs, bank accounts in the name of the deceased are frozen and, in some cases, cannot be accessed until after Probate is granted. To ensure ongoing access by a spouse or partner, the bank accounts should be in joint names. This needs to be done before death to ensure that the surviving partner can access funds until probate has been completed.