FEMA provides funeral assistance support to those who have lost loved ones to COVID

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FEMA provides funeral assistance support to those who have lost loved ones to COVID

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 3:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Applications will only be taken over the phone by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9a.m. to 9p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Interested applicants should visit Funeral Assistance FAQ | FEMA.gov to learn more about documentation required to complete your application.

There is no current end date for the application period, so you do not have to rush or worry that you will run out of time to register for assistance.

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

  • The death must have occurred in the United States. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.

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

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

Once an applicant has registered for assistance, documentation can be submitted online through https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance, or by fax 855-261-3452. Documents may also be mailed to: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance P.O. Box 10001 Hyattsville, MD 20782.

COVID 19 Funeral Assistance Videos:

English YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/DgvN_9m58Z0

Spanish YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/NGaWq_Hg87I

ASL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-olWbPiJMo

Source: FEMA 5.3.2021