Low-cost funerals for pensioners

The high cost of dying can now be avoided.

CPSA members can take advantage of a “Special Value Funeral”, provided by Gregory and Carr Funeral Directors. The deal offers a cremation for $2990 and a burial for $3590. All essential funeral services are included in the price, and a pre-paid funeral is available for both services at the same price.

“This offer gives people on low incomes an opportunity to access a low-cost funeral. Funerals in NSW remain incredibly expensive due to a lack of competition and weak legislation that has failed to place a cap on the price of a basic funeral service” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Charmaine Crowe.

“Pensioners often call us to say they’ve just forked out $6000 for a basic funeral service. Such an expense places pensioners in severe financial hardship, and many spend years paying it off.”

CPSA membership is open to anyone who supports the aims and objectives of CPSA, and costs $12 per annum.

Media contact: 0410 612 182

Charmaine Crowe
Policy Coordinator
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association (CPSA)
Level 9, 28 Foveaux Street Surry Hills NSW, 2010
Phone (02) 9281 3588
Mob 0410 612 182
Fax (02) 9281 9716