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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance- How to Apply

  • Alert date May 28, 2021

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    Who is Eligible?

    To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

    The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

    The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.

    The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.

    There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

    If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

    An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

    Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.

    Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

    How Funds are Received?

    If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.

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