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FEMA accepting applications to pay funeral expenses for COVID dead

Virus Outbreak 400k Dead
Registered nurse Nikki Hollinger cleans up a room as a body of a COVID-19 victim lies in a body bag labeled with stickers at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 500,000 (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Washington, DC) — FEMA is assisting with funeral expenses for those who die from coronavirus.
Starting today, FEMA is taking applications for a program offering as much as $9,000 to cover funeral costs for each victim.

Read the FEMA funeral expense policy here.

FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton said the agency is affirming its commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses “many families did not anticipate.”
More than a half million Americans have died from COVID and related illnesses since the pandemic began.
Click here for the application.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

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

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available.