Why plan ahead?
Pre-planning for the funeral allows families that precious time needed to
make decisions regarding funeral options without the emotional stress
related to the loss. The act of pre-planning also allows for one to ease
the burden regarding decisions and to make their personal wishes
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
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.
LINCOLN PARK FUNERAL HOME
December 9, 2011 the
City of Yonkers renames
the Corner of McLean
Ave. & Lee Ave after the
founder Leon Casario