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Help with COVID funeral expenses


Last updated 5/25/2021 at 11:02am

No one wants to think about it, but it's a fact of life. People are dying of COVID. They're leaving behind families that, in many cases, are already struggling with financial worries. Add in the cost of a funeral, and many will need help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is stepping in with funding. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is offering financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.

FEMA has started an assistance phone line (844-684-6333) that's open Monday-...

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