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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 funeral expenses must have been incurred on or after January 20, 2020. FEMA will continue to receive applications for assistance until September 30, 2025.

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: January 19, 2024


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