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FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths
March 24, 2021
WASHINGTON -- In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide.
This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.
An official death certificate that attributes the death to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States. The death certificate must indicate the death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are considered sufficient attribution.
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
What's wrong with helping people out during a pandemic? Same as helping Kentucky out with those tornados. Perhaps another tax break for that 1%?
Also, you can get up to $9000. I'm sure those expenses have to be accounted for.
And funeral homes need to stay in business too.
We seem to have a problem giving regular folks a break, but the very rich, not a problem. Seems like we bite our noses to spite our faces.
I have no problem with this. Just like I have no problem helping folks out in Kentucky.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: IAMTAT
CIA is not telling how many more of billions of dollars went into fraud, waste and abuse with the covid pandemic, money has been seized every day but will just a fraction of the abuse.
Do you all remember when hospitals would get extra incentives for every bed and intubated covid people.
How many people died from intubation mistakes and damage that did not need to be intubated, especially the elderly, all because of money.