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Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses

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Did you pay funeral costs after losing someone due to COVID-19?

The FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for the Funeral Assistance Program. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

Applications for Funeral Assistance will be accepted beginning on Monday, April 12, 2021, through a dedicated call center as described below. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance will assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.

Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for FEMA’s funeral assistance benefit, you must meet these 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.
• The program is open to all who qualify, regardless of their income.

To apply, call 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
9 A.M. – 9 P.M. Eastern Time, Mon-Fri
There is no deadline to apply.

See full details here.

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