Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Help with funeral expenses due to COVID-19 deaths will become available April 12, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced. An applicant for assistance must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien; the deceased does not. Assistance is available for funerals that took place in the United States after January 20, 2020. Multiple individuals who contributed to expenses must file under one application. Assistance is limited to a maximum amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,5000 per application. FEMA encourages potential applicants to gather documentation that will be needed for the claim, such as official death certificate indicating death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms and funeral expense receipts. Go to FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance page for more details.