Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

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‚Äôs name, the deceased person‚Äôs name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources¬†specifically for use toward funeral costs.¬†We are not able to duplicate¬†benefits received from¬†burial or funeral insurance, financial¬†assistance¬†received from¬†voluntary¬†agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

  • 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.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

To apply, please call:

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

 

For more information please visit: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov