The Federal Emergency Management Administration will begin providing financial assistance next week for funeral expenses for those whose deaths were linked to COVID-19, according to a departmental press release.
The death must have occurred after January 20, 2020 in the United States, including Washington and the U.S. Territories, and the death certificate must show that the death was attributed to COVID-19.
The applicant for the funds must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a skilled immigrant, although the requirement does not apply to the deceased.
Funds are intended to help with funeral, burial or cremation service costs and are limited to a maximum of $ 9,000. There is a limit of $ 35,000 per request.
Starting Monday, April 12, applicants can call the COVID-19 funeral helpline at 844.684.6333 (toll-free number) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (central time).
For more information, visit the FEMA website at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.
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