FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Information | Flanders Morrison Funeral Home & Crematory | Pembroke GA
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FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Information

Effective April: To help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 policies were finalized on March 24, 2021. The application process will open on Monday April 12, 2021.

Our caring staff will get in touch with all the families we have served since January 20, 2020 to discuss your individual eligibility. We are always here to assist those whom we may not have served but would like assistance.


How do I apply?

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline

844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance 

Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA's representatives. Multilingual services will be available.


Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

  • For deaths that occurred after May 16, 2020, the death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • For deaths that occurred from Jan. 20 to May 16, 2020, any death certificate that does not attribute the cause of death to COVID-19 must be accompanied by a signed statement listing COVID-19 as a cause or contributing cause of death.
  • The signed statement must be provided by the original certifier of the death certificate or the local medical examiner or coroner from the jurisdiction in which the death occurred.
  • The statement must provide an additional explanation, or causal pathway, linking the cause of death listed on the death certificate to COVID-19.
  • If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation, including:


Official death certificate that shows the death occurred in the United States, including District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

If the death certificate was issued from Jan. 20 to May 16, 2020 it must either attribute the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 or be accompanied by a signed statement from the original certifier of the death certificate or the local medical examiner or coroner from the jurisdiction in which the death occurred listing COVID-19 as a cause or contributing cause of death. This signed statement must provide an additional explanation, or causal pathway, linking the cause of death listed on the death certificate to COVID-19.

If the death certificate was issued May 17, 2020 or later, the death certificate must attribute the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19.

If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you chose when you applied for assistance.

What funeral costs are covered?

  • All the costs from Flanders Powell Funeral Home including cemetery expenses, marker or headstone, death certificates, and clergy or church fees.

What is required for the application?

  • Social security number of applicant AND deceased
  • DOB for both applicant AND deceased
  • Location the deceased passed
  • Address and phone number of applicant
  • Date of funeral contract
  • Information on funeral insurance policies or other funds
  • Banking information (if using direct deposit)


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