FEMA Provides Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funerals

In early April, the Federal Emergency Management Agency began providing financial assistance for funeral expenses for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

To be eligible:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

To Apply, call 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585), Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Multilingual services will be available.

For more information, visit the Funeral Assistance FAQ page.

Fraud Alert: FEMA has received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them for funeral assistance. FEMA has not sent any such notifications and does not contact people before they register for assistance.