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FEMA provides for COVID-19 related funeral expenses

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FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, for deaths related to COVID-19. 

Assistance includes reimbursement for cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones and other costs. Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. 

To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For details, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.