Ladyinthedark wrote: »
I have to elderly relatives with very little income and there both suffering from diseases that will eventually result in there deaths I’m scared to death about this but I’m also worried about the cost s of funerals does anyone know what I could do at this stage do funeral homes accept part payments ,one is in a nursing home .
Check and see if they have an account with a credit union - some CUs cover part or all of the funeral expenses.
A person with no immediate family and little means, I'd imagine there'd be a possibility of the Community Welfare Officer helping out.
Go to a funeral director. They're geniuses at uncovering money that's available to them.
Have you checked if they have life insurance policies? Credit union accounts?
Like mentioned above most credit unions contribute towards their member's funeral costs. Shares up to €23k are also not counted as part of the estate (for probate reasons) and can be released to the account holders nominated person.
My mother's credit union contributed €3,250 towards her funeral cost (2021).
It didn't cover the full bill, but it should be enough to cover a cremation, which is substantially less expensive than a traditional funeral. Needs must.