FEMA Funeral Assistance

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FEMA Funeral Assistance

Information regarding FEMA’s COVID-19 Reimbursement Program:

This program will “go live” on Monday April 12, 2021.

  • Funeral homes/directors are unable to file claims on behalf of our families.
  • If you wish to apply, please call 844-684-6333. Call center hours of operation are (Monday-Friday 9am-9pm Eastern) ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE STARTED BY PHONE. FEMA expects application phone calls to take approximately 20 minutes. And no on-line applications will be accepted.

Who is eligible for this program?

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, U.S. Territories, or the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate that the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • Only one application per decedent is allowed. Only one applicant can apply per family. If more than one family member paid toward a funeral, the family will need to have one person be the lead applicant.
  • Applicants are encouraged to gather the necessary documents before this date and before they call FEMA to apply. This will expedite the application process.
  • Have an official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the U.S. It is permissible, and FEMA prefers, the applicant use a copy of a death certificate.

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