Can the funeral be paid from the deceased’s accounts?
Subject to approval and verification check, if there are sufficient funds held in the account(s) of the deceased and no outstanding debt owed to Defence Bank, we can arrange for the payment of the deceased’s funeral expenses from these funds upon request from the Executor(s) or other Legal Representative(s).
The payment will be made as a direct deposit to the funeral home, and not to the Executor(s) or other Legal Representative(s) directly. In order to release funds from the accounts of the deceased to pay for the funeral, Defence Bank will require a copy of the original tax invoice as well as a copy of the Will (if applicable).
If the funeral invoice has already been paid by a third party, upon the request from the Executor(s) or other Legal Representative(s) we can arrange for reimbursement of these funds. To have the funds reimbursed please provide the original invoice, receipt, proof of payment as well as the banking details of the person who paid the funeral expense. Once received, we will reimburse the payee directly for this expense.
Should there be insufficient funds to settle the full funeral invoice or an outstanding debt owed to Defence Bank we may be able to make a partial payment towards the invoice with the funds available.
Note: In instances where the funeral payment will result in a $0 balance being held at Defence Bank by the deceased, we will require a copy of the Death Certificate prior to making the payment.