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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

Our service area includes:

  • Boston to the South Shore & Cape Cod.
  • Whitman, Abington, East Bridgewater.
  • Hanson, Rockland, Brockton.
  • Weymouth, West Bridgewater, and Bridgewater.
  • Hanover, Halifax, Plympton
  • We offer services throughout the South Shore area.

We offer full service burial and cremation services as well as low cost funeral services and low cost cremation services.

Now offering Livestream for any service

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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.


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My husband and I can't give enough thanks to MacKinnon Funeral. Our son passed away in Massachusetts and we are from Michigan so everything needed to be done long distance to get our son back to us. They couldn't be more prompt, responsive, professional and compassionate. With deepest appreciation, Dan and DeeDee Anderson

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