If you are covering the cost of a COVID-19 funeral, FEMA may be able to help.
You may qualify for up to $9,000 per funeral for expenses.
Who is Eligible?
FEMA may provide COVID-19 Funeral Assistance to you if:
What is Covered?
What is Required?
You must provide FEMA a copy of an official death certificate that shows the death occurred in the United States, including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, occurred after January 20, 2020, and was attributed to COVID-19.
If the death certificate was issued between January 20 and May 16, 2020, it must either 1) attribute the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 or 2) be accompanied by a signed statement from the original certifier of the death certificate, or the local medical examiner or coroner from the jurisdiction in which the death occurred, listing COVID-19 as a cause or contributing cause of death. This signed statement must provide an additional explanation or causal pathway, linking the cause of death listed on the death certificate to COVID-19.
You must provide FEMA with a signed funeral home contract, invoice, receipts, or other documentation that includes:
To learn more or start an application, call 844-684-6333.
How Does it Work?
You can get answers to many additional questions on the Funeral Assistance FAQ pages.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Multilingual services available
If you use a relay service, please provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to you for the service so we can follow up with you about your application.
GFDA is providing this information as a service to our communities.
For more information visit the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance website HERE.