Covid-19 Funeral Expense Relief
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. 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.
FEMA’s mission to help people before, during and after disasters. FEMA is dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.
Who is Eligible?
- The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
- The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- 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.
- If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
- An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
How to Apply
Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available.
FEMA Funeral Assistance Line: 844-684-6333
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 9am – 9pm Eastern Time