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FEMA program helping people pay for funeral expenses after losing a loved one to COVID-19

Families can receive up to $9,000 per burial and up to $35,000 per household.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2021, 9:33 PM

Updated 1,163 days ago

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is launching a new funeral assistance program to help those who lost a loved one due to the coronavirus. 
On Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hailed the launch of the hotline, which people can now call to apply for funds.
Families can receive up to $9,000 per burial and up to $35,000 per household. 
Local leaders say this is a program that has been needed for quite some time and that it will make a difference for many. 
Applicants must call the hotline to apply at 844-684-6333. The line is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


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