I lost my 78-year-old parent to COVID-19 in 2021 and want to find out if I am still eligible for the government funeral assistance program. What can you tell me about this?
The government program you are referring to is the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This program is part of the American Rescue Plan, a stimulus package passed in 2021 in an effort to help the country financially manage amid the pandemic.
This program, which currently has no termination date, offers up to $9,000 to cover the cost of a funeral for someone who passed away due to COVID-19 as far back as January 2020.
Unfortunately, less than half the...More