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FEMA to help pay funeral costs for COVID-19-related deaths in Virginia

Beginning this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will accept financial assistance applications for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The applications will be submitted through a dedicated call center.

The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday (Central Time).

“We appreciate the partnership with FEMA as the Commonwealth of Virginia continues to assist its residents that have been financially impacted by the pandemic,” said Virginia Department of Emergency Management State Coordinator Curtis Brown. “These Funeral Assistance funds will help ease some of the financial burden incurred from a tragicCOVID-19 death.”

To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses...

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