FEMA Covid -19 Funeral Assistance

July 12, 2021
Release NumberHQ-21-134

Release Date:

July 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – FEMA has provided over $606 million to more than 91,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.


FEMA is now accepting applications for funeral expenses paid after January 20, 2020 for deaths caused by COVID-19. FEMA is only accepting applications by phone. Online applications are not accepted.


You may visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistancefor information about the program. After you read this information and gather the necessary documents, call 1-844-684-6333 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) to apply for this assistance. Also call this number for help with ALL other questions or concerns about COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.The phone line is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.