The most commonly asked questions, answered
- Advantages and drawbacks
- How much do they cost?
- What do they normally cover?
- Frequently asked questions
- How much does a funeral cost?
- What is the Funeral Planning Authority?
- Can I get any government assistance with funeral costs?
- How do they work?
- Why you may need a funeral plan
- Protecting your money
- Questions to ask the plan provider
- Types of plan
- What is a funeral plan?
- What is not covered?
- Which plan is right for me?
- Who are funeral plans for?
- Who can buy a plan?
- Who can sell funeral plans?
- Make sure you have a written record of the arrangements and keep it safe. You should receive a plan confirmation
- It is a good idea to ensure that your next of kin knows you have already paid for your funeral and what the details are
- Check that the funeral plan provider has a clear complaints procedure, and is a member of the Funeral Planning Authority, the industry's professional body. Members must follow its standards when dealing with you and when considering any complaints
- Can you include special requests, such as a favourite hymn, piece of music or reading and perhaps an additional limousine?