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.
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