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Did A Loved One Die From COVID? FEMA Can Reimburse Funeral Costs

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The federal funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between in 2020.

Families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 last year will soon be able to apply for reimbursement of their funeral costs through a new federal assistance program.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said it will provide up to $9,000 per funeral, with people who lost multiple family members to COVID-19 eligible to apply for up to $35,000.

The funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between Jan. 20 and Dec. 31, 2020. Florida alone ended 2020 with a total of 21,990 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths.

Program applications are expected to become available in early April.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.

— By Michelle Marchante / The Miami Herald

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