FEMA to Provide Up to $9,000 in Funeral Aid to Families of COVID-19 Victims. The Biden administration is launching a massive relief program to aid those most deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will allow Americans to apply for up to $9,000 to help cover funeral costs of a "U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien,” who died due to COVID-19.
In order to qualify, the death must have occurred after January 20, 2020, in the U.S. or its territories and be officially “attributed to COVID-19.”.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be accepting applications for aid beginning April 12.
FEMA is encouraging possible applicants to gather as much documentation as possible.
Documentation includes, but isn’t limited to, death certifications, receipts and funeral home contracts.
Those who were responsible for covering the funeral expenses of multiple COVID-19 victims can submit multiple applications, with aid capped at $35,500.