OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) We normally hear about FEMA during hurricane season, but they’re also here to help with COVID-19.
FEMA has a new program to reimburse Americans up to $9,000 for COVID related funeral costs.
Most funeral expenses are covered including the casket or urn, the headstone, transportation, and even the use of a funeral home.
Kepner Funeral Homes managing partner Ashley Ferns says the funeral bill must be paid to be eligible.
She also said you only need to provide a few documents.
“They need to provide a death certificate that states that there was a COVID-19 death [which] occurred after January 20, 2020. They need to provide their funeral documentation that the bill was paid, any kind of expenses that they incurred, and that they had a death within the United States.”Ashley Kepner Ferns – Kepner Funeral Homes managing partner
If your loved one passed away due to COVID-19, call 844-684-6333 or click here for more information on how to apply for the reimbursement program.