If your loved one passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible for a reimbursement of your funeral, interment or cremation expenses from FEMA.
Starting in early April, FEMA will begin providing reimbursement of up to $9,000 for funeral, interment or cremation expenses incurred due to a death from COVID-19.
FEMA considers COVID-19 to be a disaster and is therefore providing funds to help ease some of the financial burden on families during this time.
Many funeral expenses will be eligible for reimbursement, such as:
transfer of remains
casket or urn
costs related to arranging the funeral service,
use of funeral home equipment or staff
cremation or interment costs
cost of the marker or headstone.
These are just some of the costs that may be eligible for reimbursement. Many other costs may be deemed acceptable as well. You can call your funeral home to check what costs may be eligible.
If you plan to hold a memorial service in the future or have not yet purchased items such as a monument or any other funeral service/merchandise, you should plan to meet with your funeral home as soon as possible to start the necessary paperwork so that you can take full advantage of your FEMA reimbursement funds.
Even if we were not the funeral home you used originally, we are more than happy to help you with obtaining your FEMA reimbursement funds.
Fill out this form to download our FREE guide “Navigating Your COVID-19 FEMA Funeral Benefits”, to find out if you qualify for reimbursement.