The Federal Emergency Management Administration will begin providing financial assistance next week for the funeral expenses for those whose deaths were COVID-19 related, according to a county press release.
The death must have occurred after Jan. 20, 2020 within the U.S., including Washington and 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, non-citizen national or qualified immigrant, though the requirement does not apply to the deceased individual.
The funds are intended to assist with funeral service, interment or cremation expenses and is limited to a maximum of $9,000. There is a limit of $35,000 per application.
Beginning Monday, April 12, applicants may call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line at 844.684.6333 (toll free) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. (Central Time).
For more information, visit FEMA’s website at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.