Financial Assistance For COVID Related Funerals Antonelli & Antonelli







FEMA has created a program to assist with funeral expenses for those who have died from COVID-19 related causes. Reimbursement is available for funeral services, internment, and cremation. 

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, the deceased must have died in the United States; the death certificate must indicate that the death was attributed to COVID-19; and the applicant (the person who paid for the funeral expenses) must be a US citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien. There is no requirement that the deceased was a US citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

The funeral expense must have been incurred after January 20, 2020.

How to Apply

Applications must be made by phone. No online applications are available.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Additional Information

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Main Page 

FEMA's Funeral Assistance FAQ Page

Fraud Alert

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


Daniel R. Antonelli
Representing trust & estate clients with an emphasis on estate litigation in the New York City Metro Area.
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