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Planning a funeral can be exhausting, and having to arrange one while grieving the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Rest assured that funeral support services are available to help and guide you along the way. In particular, if you are wondering whether help is available when planning funerals, you have come to the right place.

In this blog, we will explore what help you could receive and how to obtain it.

Financial Assistance

Funerals can be expensive, and with the rising inflation rates, the costs of funerals in New Zealand are also increasing. If you are struggling with the financial aspects of a funeral, assistance packages are available as support – these include:

  • Work and Income Funeral Grant ($2445.37)
  • Accident Compensation Corporation Accidental Death Grant ($7024.80)
  • Veterans’ Affairs Funeral Contribution

There are also many ways in which you can reduce the cost of a funeral – this is where a funeral director comes in.

Funeral Directors

A funeral director is an individual who can be with you every step of the way in the funeral planning process. They can help with all aspects of funeral planning, ranging from the paperwork and the decorations, to designing the service and creating an obituary. As you can see, they can help with everything regarding a funeral.

While it is possible to plan a funeral entirely by yourself, we recommend turning to a funeral director (like one at Bay Cremation Care) if you are looking for ways to reduce funeral costs. After all, with their expertise and experience, they can help you arrange an affordable funeral that your loved one would have wanted.

If you are tasked with arranging a funeral for a loved one, but unsure of how to go about it, Bay Cremation Care’s funeral support services can help. Our trustworthy and compassionate funeral directors are more than happy to assist you in organising a funeral that celebrates the life of the deceased in a beautiful and memorable manner. For more information on our services and how we can help with your funeral planning journey, please get in touch with us today.