FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on
Monday, April 12, 2021 through our dedicated call center.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
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.COVID -19 UPDATES
Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water;
not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene.
Mode of transmission:
Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets.
To ensure the safety of our visitors and employees, all attendees are required to follow these safety measures:
Limit the Number of Attendees: Families must abide by cemetery limits on the number of individuals attending the committal service.
The number of attendees permitted at services will vary based on state and
local guidelines for gathering sizes. Maintaining physical distancing,
Wear Face Masks:
Individuals who are sick or not feeling well should not attend the service.