Your Options for Financing the Funeral
Finding money to pay for a funeral can be extremely stressful and daunting. Especially if your loved one’s death was unexpected or they didn’t make any provision for their funeral costs.
Here at Coles we are committed to offering you as much support as possible at this difficult time, which is why we have developed partnerships with a number of trusted and reputable companies that can help.
Depending on your individual circumstances, the following options could be helpful to you…
No Estate Left Behind
If your loved one has died without leaving provision for their funeral, and has not left behind an estate, then you and your family will be responsible for paying for their funeral.
This can leave families, particularly on low income or with high financial commitments, in a very difficult situation. It also means that sometimes families aren’t able to give their loved one the funeral that they would have wanted to, had money not been a concern.
After much research, Coles has partnered with Funeral Safe, a highly reputable, specialist funeral finance provider who gives back the funeral choices and freedoms that our customers deserve.
Estate Left Behind
Trying to find the money to pay for a funeral, apply for probate, and deal with the management of your loved one’s estate when you’re grieving can be very overwhelming.
Some solicitors can be costly, and many probate management companies charge large fees up front fees – which is why Coles recommends Curtis Legal.
Having partnered with Craig Bond of Curtis Legal for many years, we know the families he works with value his experience in arranging probate, the clarity and transparency he brings, making the process much less stressful.
In Receipt of Benefits?
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you might be eligible for a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) from the government, to help pay for some of the funeral costs.