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COVID 19 Funeral Reimbursement Assistance is available:

If your relative passed away from the coronavirus, the government may help pay funeral and burial costs.

If a relative of yours died from COVID-19, you may be able to get reimbursed up to $9,000 for funeral expenses.

Who can apply to get reimbursed for COVID-19 related funeral expenses?

You can apply for COVID-19 related funeral reimbursement if you meet the following criteria, according to FEMA:

  • The death must have occurred in the US, including the US territories and the District of Columbia.
  • The funeral costs were incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a US citizen, noncitizen national or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a US citizen, noncitizen national or qualified alien.
  • There is no income requirement.

What will be needed to apply:

The number to apply for assistance or be reimbursed is 844-684-6333. Whenever you call, you’ll need the following documentation handy:

  • An official death certificate
  • Funeral expenses documents
  • Proof of funds received from other sources