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COVID-19 funeral assistance

The government may assist you with funeral expenses for a death caused by COVID-19. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

To help ease the financial burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing up to $9,000 reimbursement for funeral expenses related to COVID-19. The death must have occurred after January 20, 2020.

Visit the FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance page to:

  • Learn if you are eligible for the program
  • See what expenses are covered
  • Find out what documents you will need
  • Call FEMA at 1-844-684-6333 to start your application. All COVID-19 funeral assistance applications must be completed over the phone with a FEMA representative. Applications cannot be completed online.

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LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2023


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