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What are Funeral and Related Expenses? January 13, 2016

The payout amount available for a membership or Nominee under a plan can be used for more than just paying the funeral directors account.

The funeral directors account will usually include things like: professional fees, coffin or casket, Minister fees, memorial books and notices in the newspaper. Make sure you ask the funeral director for a full list of what is on their account. Once the funeral directors account has been paid, if part of the payout amount is remaining – it can be used for other “funeral related expenses”, such as:

Travel costs: for family and friends to attend the funeral, this can include air fares, train or bus fares,hire car or petrol costs

Wake Costs: including food, drinks and hall hire

Clothing & Accommodation: for family to attend the funeral

Memorabilia items & Anniversary Celebrations

If you need to know if something would be considered a “funeral or related expense” please phone.

Call 1800 622 924 or Text/SMS 0488 882 223
or email us at enquire@aboriginalfuneralplan.com.au