The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering
qualified families assistance with funeral expenses incurred due
to the death of a loved from COVID-19.
FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although FEMA cannot change what has happened, they affirm their commitment to help with funeral, burial and cremation expenses that many families, like yours, did not anticipate.
Families may be eligible for up to $9,000 in FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for expenses incurred for funeral services and interment or cremation of a loved one who died as the result of the COVID-19 infection.
It May be Time to Honor or Memorialize a Loved One Lost During COVID
As our community becomes safer, you and your family wish to plan a memorial service in your loved one’s honor that includes others within your circle of family and friends – something that many families find to be a meaningful experience. Those expenses may also be eligible for reimbursement.*
Visit FEMA for Full Details
Visit the FEMA website for complete information about eligibility requirements, documentation you will be required to provide as part of your application, and how to start the application process.
The application process opens to the public on April 12, 2021
on the FEMA website above.
We are here for you, if you need any assistance or help with
documentation, please let us know.
Call 216.382.4500 and ask for Mario
or email at Info@MaherMelbourne.com
* While you can apply for assistance at any time, if you do wish to have a memorial service when it is safe to do so, FEMA recommends waiting until after all services have been contracted to avoid the hassle of amending an initial application.