Starting Monday, April 12, those who lost loved ones to COVID-19 will be able to apply for retroactive reimbursements for burial costs. Applicants can receive up to $9,000 per burial.
To apply, you must call 844-684-6333. The call center will be open from 7am to 7pm ET, starting April 12.
Before you call, please collect relevant documentation. The applicant(s) must provide:
- a copy of the death certificate. The death certificate must indicate the death "may have been caused by" or "was likely a result of" COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are also considered sufficient.
- proof of funeral expenses incurred. Documentation (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) must include the applicant's name as the responsible person for the expense, the deceased individual's name, the amount of funeral expenses, and that funeral expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.
For more information on the Covid-19 Funeral Assistance, please visit: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
IS 349 Parents if you need assistance to apply please feel free to contact our Interborough Family Worker Ms. Ponce at [email protected]