Individuals wishing to apply for COVID19 Funeral Assistance may do so beginning April 12, 2021 by calling 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585. The toll free number will be open from 9am-9pm ET Monday through Friday.
When applying, information FEMA will request includes:
- An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
- Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.