During this time we would like to remind everyone to stay home for not only personal safety, but for the others in your community. Enjoy the time with you family while you have the opportunity to be with them. As a person working in funeral service for over 20 years, the number one thing every family, who lost a loved one who passed, wishes they had spent more time with them as a family. If you are separated by distance please reach out and check with family, express feelings, and share memories.
FEMA: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin to implement COVID-19 funeral assistance in April 2021.
FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through the dedicated call center: 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585. Additional guidance is being finalized and a dedicated toll-free phone number to call to apply for funeral assistance will soon be published HERE on the FEMA website. In the meantime, people who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
•The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
•The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
•The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
•There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
How to Apply?
FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through the dedicated call center:
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585
We are still offering the option to Livestream or record a funeral service to have on our web-site or on the funeral home’s face book page. We also are offering at no charge a video tribute to play on the obituary page so family and friends who can not make it to the service can watch the video. There will also be a way to hold a memorial service in the future where more can attend once restrictions are lifted. If you have any questions please contact us. Thank you, stay safe, and God Bless.