FEMA is providing COVID-19 funeral relief

Ohio County

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. 

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