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Pre-Planning

Why plan ahead?

Jewish funeral services often takes place within 24 hours of the loss of a loved one.

Pre-planning for the funeral allows families that precious time needed to make The act

of pre-planning also allows for one to ease the burden regarding decisions and to

make their personal wishes known.

 

 How do I start?

Starting the pre-planning process can be as easy as your first phone call. Our funeral

director's will lead you through the pre-arrangement process. You can rest assured that

our staff is attentive to your every need. We will answer any question that you might have

and will never pressure you into any decisions.

 

Do I have to pre-pay?

The most important part of the planning process is just that, planning. You will be given

the option of pre-paying, paying over time, or not paying and just making your wishes

known.

 

What are the benefits of pre-paying?

Like the cost of everything, the costs of funeral services go up over time. By pre-paying

the funeral in full, the funeral home will guarantee that the family will never have to add

additional funds for the funeral home's charges. You will also have the peace of mind

knowing that everything is taken care of and that your family will not have to worry about

financial matters in their time of grief.

 

Where does the money go?

When you pre-pay funeral expenses, the monies collected will be placed into an FDIC

insured trust account In the State of New York. 100% of your money will remain in your

name in the trust until the time that it is needed. The NY Pre-paid Funeral Trust holds

money in trust for thousands of individual funeral accounts. The money is pooled and

earns the best possible interest because of its size. You can open a trust account with

as little as $500.00 and make payments until the funeral is fully paid. In order for the

Price Guarantee to be applied, the funeral must be paid in full within one year.

 

What happens if I change my mind or I move?

When you pre-pay your funeral expenses, the monies collected will be place into a

revocable trust. You can change your mind and cash your money out at any time. If you

move the money is fully transferable to any funeral home. If you have gone on Medicaid

and the money was placed in an irrevocable trust, the money may not be cashed out.

But if you move away, the account can be transferred to funeral home in your area.

 

 Why should I pre-plan when applying for SSI/Medicaid?

By pre-planning during the application process for SSI/Medicaid you will have the

opportunity to plan and pay for a funeral out of your own funds, ensuring that the funeral

services are to your exact wishes. If you wait until the funds are exhausted and you are

relying on the Medicaid benefit to pay for your funeral, the Medicaid benefit is very limited

and may not provide for the services you wish for.

 

Do I have to come the funeral home?

Our funeral directors will accommodate you, whatever the need. Basic arrangements

can be done at the funeral home, by phone and mail, and yes, we even make house

calls.

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