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People who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for up to $9,000 in reimbursement of funeral and cemetery costs starting April 12, 2021. FEMA has begun processing applications for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
Following the shocking number of COVID deaths nationwide, many families could not afford proper burials or were going into substantial debt to pay for them. This vital program provides reimbursement for COVID-caused funeral and cemetery expenses.
“Loved ones lost this to pandemic are irreplaceable. However, this program serves as a way to provide some relief to the unexpected financial strain caused by this tragedy that has affected all of us,” said Mayor of Carson Lula Davis-Holmes.
Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death due to COVID-19.

  • Applicants may apply by calling (844) 684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST
    • For faster service after you have called to apply, submit documentation online through or by fax 855-261-3452. Documents may also be mailed to: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance P.O. Box 10001 Hyattsville, MD 20782.
    • Applicants can also visit Information is provided in several languages both by telephone and the website.

  • If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual.

  • An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals.

  • The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

  • This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.

  • Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

For more information about this assistance, please direct any and all questions to 844-684-6333, Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 6 pm PST and visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistance |

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