KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering up to $9,000 per burial to help families cover the funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19.
The application process can be started by calling 844-684-6333. There is no deadline.
To qualify for funeral assistance:
- The death must have occurred in the United States, including the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.
- The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen qualified or qualified immigrant who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.
There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen , noncitizen qualified or qualified immigrant.
Assistance is limited to $9,000 per funeral with a maximum of $35,500 per application.
According to FEMA, those eligible for funeral assistance may receive the money via check or by direct deposit.