COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Posted on 04/20/2021
These unprecedented times brought financial stress and burden caused by the virus. For many families, COVID-19 also brought overwhelming grief. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred 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 indicated the death was attributed to COVID-19
* The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
* There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, regardless of immigration status.
In April, FEMA began accepting applications. If you have COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include: An official death certificate, funeral expenses documents, and proof of funds received from other sources.