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Funeral Assistance (FEMA)

Funeral Assistance (FEMA)

FEMA Will Take Funeral Assistance Applications Beginning April 12, 2021 for COVID-19 related deaths.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin taking applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance on April 12, 2021.

Under the program, those who incurred funeral expenses for someone who died of COVID-19 or coronavirus-related causes can apply for up to $9,000 in reimbursement.

Applicants must register by calling 844.684.6333 (TTY: 800.462.7585) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Central Time.

Funeral assistance is only available to those who incur certain funeral expenses, according to FEMA, and funeral directors cannot directly apply for reimbursement of expenses.

FEMA will accept only one application per COVID-19-related death. If multiple people paid a funeral bill, they would need to submit one application under one name, outlining their expenses.

A list of eligibility requirements and documents:

visit FEMA.gov for more information