FEMA may cover funeral costs, for COVID-19 related deaths

FEMA announced they have opened applications for funeral assistance, funding up to $9000.

If approved, an applicant can be reimbursed up to $9000 per funeral, or $35,500 per application, per state/territory

According to FEMA, the applicants must provide documentation to include a death certificate, which discloses the cause of death as "COVID-19", and applicants must be United States citizens.

FEMA may cover funeral costs dating back to January 2020.

No online applications will be accepted. FEMA will be accepting mailed and faxed applications.

The COVID-19 FEMA Funeral Assistance number is: 844-684-6333 

More information can be found HERE.

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