FEMA’s COVID-19 funeral assistance program begins Monday

FEMA offering up to $9,000 per funeral

In this Saturday, April 18, 2020 photo, mortician Cordarial O. Holloway, foreground left, funeral director Robert L. Albritten, foreground right, place a casket into a hearse in Dawson, Ga. In a Feb. 25-March 1, 2021 poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, about 1 in 5 Americans say they lost a relative or close friend to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

FEMA is launching a massive funeral assistance program to help families of the half million Americans who have died from COVID-19 Monday.

The program is offering to reimburse Americans up to $9,000 per funeral of a coronavirus victim.

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Households that have lost more than one family member to COVID-19 can receive up to $35,000.

The deaths in question would have had to occur after January 20, 2020 and be attributable to coronavirus.

FEMA received $2 billion from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act of 2021.

FEMA is launching a toll-free number to provide more direct assistance to consumers.

Applicants will have to supply paperwork on funeral costs as well as cause of death.