FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

UPDATE - April 21, 2021:

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

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

(844)-684-6333 | TTY: (800)-462-7585

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

For more information about this assistance, visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on FEMA’s Funeral Assistance FAQ page. Watch the video, Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses.

This notice is important for all clergy. If you know of a family struggling under the financial burden of funeral expenses due to COVID, watch your email from SNEUCC for the start of this program.

FEMA has announced that beginning in early April they will provide financial assistance for eligible funeral expenses incurred due to COVID-19. To qualify for assistance the applicant must be a “U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19". 
Please see the press release for more information about the newly released policy: FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths.

For those looking for more specific details about the program please go to the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance website.

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