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FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

On Monday, April 12th FEMA will begin to accept phone calls on their Dedicated Call Center # 844-684-6333 to begin the application process to receive funeral assistance for a loved one who died from COVID-19.

To be Eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.

If you incurred COVID-19 funeral expenses, I encourage you to gather the following documentation:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occured in the U.S., including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant's name, the deceased person's name, the amount of fneral expenses, nd the dates the funeral expenses happened.

  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. (FEMA willnot duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

If you meet the criteria, call them starting Monday, April 12th to begin the application process. You must call the 844-684-6333 to apply!

Make sure you have the following on hand:

  • Your Social Security #

  • Date of Birth

  • Current mailing address and phone #

  • Routing number for Savings and or Checking account for direct depost payment

You will also need the following information for the Deceased.

  • Social Security #

  • Date of Birth

  • Location or address where the person died

  • Date of funeral expenses incurred

  • Funeral assistance received from other sources from insurace companies, etc..

If you meet the criteria, please apply. No, the $9,000.00 - $35,500.00 will not bring back your loved one or loved ones but it will release the financial burden that you may be carrying.

Again, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time.

For further information click below:

FEMA Policy FD 104-21-0001

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