Beginning in April 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses.

FEMA will begin accepting applications for funeral assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST. The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number is (844) 684-6333.


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

  • The death must have occurred in the United States (including the US territories and Washington, DC)
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19
  • The applicant must be a US 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 US citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien


If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail or funds by direct deposit.

For more information: visit this website and this FAQ page


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