FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funeral Assistance
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19- related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
POLICY CHANGE: For deaths that occurred between January 20 and May 16, 2020: In place of amending a death certificate that does not list COVID-19 as
Which expenses will qualify for reimbursement?
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
Examples of eligible expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation may include, but not limited to:
What information do I need to provide to FEMA?
• Clergy or officiant services
• Cremation or interment costs
Please have the following information before contacting FEMA to apply:
• Your name, social security number, date of birth, mailing address and contact phone numbers.
• If you and another person both incurred funeral expenses for the same deceased individual(s), you can also provide that person as a co-applicant — include their name, social security number and date of birth on the application.
Call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 1-844-684-6333
For fastest service following your application, you can begin submitting documentation online through Disasterassistance.gov,
Documents may also be mailed to: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance P.O. Box 10001 Hyattsville, MD 20782
You can also visit us online at FEMA.gov/funeral-assistance/faq.
Information is provided in several languages both by telephone and the website.