South Carolina Funeral and Burial Preplanning or Funeral Trusts


Find a Council Member Providing Funeral and Burial Pre-Planning or Funeral Trusts

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Funeral Pre-Planning and Funeral Trusts

Northwest South Carolina
Greenville, Spartanburg, Rock Hill, and surrounding areas

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Northwest South Carolina. Click here to Request Assistance from the South Carolina Care Planning Council.

Central South Carolina
Columbia, Aiken, Sumter, Florence, and surrounding areas

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Central South Carolina. Click here to Request Assistance from the South Carolina Care Planning Council.

Southeast South Carolina
Hilton Head, Beaufort, Charleston, Summerville, Myrtle Beach, and surrounding areas

Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in West South Carolina. Click here to Request Assistance from the South Carolina Care Planning Council.

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About Funeral Pre-Planning and Funeral Trusts

    One way to plan a funeral in advance is to sign a formal contract called a "preneed funeral plan", where money is held in a trust, in an escrow account or paid through an insurance policy. Parts of or all of the funeral service and burial are designed in advance and prefunded in advance.

    This type of planning has become very popular in recent years. A survey conducted by the AARP in 1999, found that two out of five people over age 50 had been approached to pre-purchase funerals and burial goods and services. An AARP survey in 1998 indicates that 32% of all Americans over age 50, roughly 21 million people, have prepaid some or all of their funeral and or burial expenses (but not necessarily through a formal preneed plan).

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