In the short time since FEMA began accepting COVID-19 funeral assistance applications, the agency has already disbursed more than $128 million to nearly 19,000 applicants.

FEMA is still accepting applications.

Who can apply for this assistance?

    1. A U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who paid for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020, and
    2. The funeral expenses were for an individual whose death in the United States, territories, or the District of Columbia, may have been caused by or was likely the result of COVID-19.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to complete a Covid-19 Funeral Assistance application with help from one of FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available. It is important that FEMA is able to contact you, and you should be aware that phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number.

When you call, the application should take about 20 minutes to complete. FEMA representatives will not rush through calls. They will ensure every applicant gets their questions answered and receives the help they need to apply for this program.

If you lost a loved one as a result of Covid-19, watch the video below to learn more. Do you have questions not covered in the video? If so, click on this link to the FEMA website for a list of frequently asked questions about the funeral assistance program and a list of eligible funeral expenses.