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That is why tv­plus brings you Funeral24, a funeral plan de­signed to help you pre­pare for the fu­ture to­day. Here is a list of tips and guide­lines when pre­par­ing your­self for a funeral:

Hav­ing money read­ily avail­able is im­por­tant.

A funeral can cost any­thing be­tween R5,000 and R30,000 or more, de­pend­ing on what cof­fin you choose, which head­stone you choose or how you deal with ca­ter­ing, trans­port and flow­ers. How­ever much it costs, quick ac­cess to funds is im­por­tant dur­ing this time. Keep in mind that funds might be sus­pended un­til the es­tate is wound up. And at a time like this, the last thing your fam­ily needs to worry about is money. Your Funeral24 plan will pay out in

just 24 hours, tak­ing the stress out of an al­ready trau­matic sit­u­a­tion.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is im­por­tant.

Ar­rang­ing a funeral takes many phone calls.You have to con­tact your fam­ily, the pri­est, the un­der­taker and take care of day-to-day tasks. That is why we will send you R240 air­time, to help with the nec­es­sary funeral ar­range­ments. It is small touches like these that will make ar­rang­ing a funeral a lit­tle eas­ier. The money will be sent within 24 hours of the claim be­ing ap­proved. Our claims team will sup­port you ev­ery step of the way.

Emo­tional sup­port is im­por­tant.

Fam­i­lies have to deal with many con­flict­ing emo­tions dur­ing this time, in­clud­ing grief, trauma and the pres­sure of get­ting the de­ceased’s fi­nan­cial af­fairs in or­der, all while deal­ing with the funeral ex­penses and prac­ti­cal­i­ties. That is why Funeral24 puts you in touch with a 24-hour funeral helpline. Pro­fes­sion­als will as­sist you with grief coun­selling, ad­vise you on dis­counted rates on var­i­ous ser­vices and sup­pli­ers and help with the repa­tri­a­tion of the body if re­quired.

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