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The beneficiary of a life insurance policy is not responsible for paying for the deceased's funeral cost using the money from the proceeds of the life insurance policy. The estate of the deceased is responsible for paying for the funeral cost from the proceeds of the estate.

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Q: Does the beneficiary of a life insurance policy have to pay for the deceased funeral cost or should the estate pay for it?
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What is a deceased beneficiary?

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What happens to the proceeds of a life insurance policy if there is not a named beneficiary?

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