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Feds announce program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses


This news story was published on April 12, 2021.
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U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government is announcing a program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses.

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

Applications are being accepted as of today, April 12, 2021. Call 844-684-6333 toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available.Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time.

The deceased person’s death certificate must list COVID as primary or contributing cause. If COVID wasn’t listed for your loved one (as many were early on), you can have the cert amended by the hospital, according to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She also says documented people can apply for lost loved ones who were undocumented.

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12 Responses to Feds announce program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Giving away more money. Where is it all coming from? When will the handouts to losers finally end?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

    There is a product on the market called life insurance. If you are young it will be cheap. If you were over 60 and died of COVID, we all die sometime. The government needs to stay out of the funeral business? Our education tax money should be used to teach students to financially prepare for the future.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 13, 2021 at 9:25 am

    WOW, how much is that going to cost the American tax payer, through no fault of their own.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 13, 2021 at 9:38 am

      I know. They should be charging the Trump organization for those funerals.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 13, 2021 at 10:16 am

        You got that damn straight.
        Most worthless POS to have ever sat in the Oval Office.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 13, 2021 at 3:48 pm

          You elected Biden so you should probably shut up. If you would have had a decent candidate – and a decent person – Biden wouldn’t be President. But no, you decided to go with a liar and a cheat and the American people responded like the Who song “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.

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          Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

          April 13, 2021 at 6:09 pm

          47 years in politics, and now he’s going to do something.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

          You elected Biden Pees and Toots. He has done more in the first 3 months about covid than trump did in a year. And remind me again who it was that pushed the drug manufacturers and regulatory agencies to “fast track” the vaccines and forego the normal safeguards?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 14, 2021 at 8:20 am

          Biden did absolutely nothing but follow through on the programs Trump started, He is a worthless old man with dementia and can barely read the teleprompter.