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7. Arranging a Funeral
When and where to begin?
In the first instance, you should check whether your loved one left a will, a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan or both, or if any written instructions were left which may contain requests for their funeral arrangements.
Deciding whether to arrange a burial or cremation
In the first instance, the type of funeral arrangement is decided by the executor of the Will. If there is no mention in the will, it is the responsibility of the nearest relative to decide whether your loved one is to be buried or cremated. Please remember to check whether or not your loved one left any written indication of their funeral wishes.
 
Choosing a Funeral Director
The funeral services, arranged for your loved one, are arranged and conducted by a Funeral Director, so you will need to actively seek a Funeral Director in your local area to perform the funeral for your loved one. Funeral services can turn out to be an expensive ordeal when not pre-planned and so it is best to check that your loved one hasn't already set paid into a pre-paid funeral plan, or has specified these in their will before progressing. If a pre-paid funeral plan has been set up, there may be little or no extra payment needed.

If your loved one was in receipt of a state benefit, it may be possible to apply for help to waiver the cost of the funeral services. Your chosen funeral director will be happy to assist you with this.

Please bear in mind that a basic funeral service will not include certain items you may assume are paid for within the costs, these include: floral tributes, notices in your local papers and some other disbursements. However your funeral director will be more than happy to discuss and advise you on this.

Your Funeral Director will need to following information:
  • The Certificate for Burial or Cremation (the Green Form you collected from the Registrar), or the Order for Burial (Form 101), which the coroner will have provided if necessary
  • The Certificate for Cremation (Cremation Form 6), which the coroner will have provided your chosen funeral director with, where applicable
  • A single copy of the Death Certificate if a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan exists
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