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FEMA’s COVID funeral assistance begins Monday

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(CNN) -- FEMA is going to be reimbursing families of coronavirus victims for funeral expenses beginning Monday, April 12.

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The program is offering to reimburse Americans up to $9,000 dollars per funeral of a coronavirus victim. Households that have lost more than one family member to COVID-19 can receive up to $35,000.

To be eligible for assistance, FEMA lists the following conditions:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

FEMA received $2 Billion dollars from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act of 2021.

FEMA is launching a toll-free number to provide more direct assistance to consumers.

Applicants will have to supply paperwork on funeral costs as well as cause of death.

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

Click here for more information about the program and how to apply.

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