MP Hank Johnson announced today (April 15) that FEMA is accepting funeral aid requests for Georgians who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Johnson, who represents Georgia’s fourth congressional district, helped pass the funeral program as part of President Biden’s US rescue plan and held a virtual class on April 7 to educate voters about these and other legal facilities.
- Georgians who paid funeral expenses after January 20, 2020 for a person whose death may have been caused by COVID-19 or likely the result of COVID-19 can call FEMA’s dedicated call center at 844-684 bis Apply for $ 9,000 assistance per funeral. 6333; TTY 800-462-7585, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Online applications are not accepted.
“While no amount of money can cure the loss of a loved one, this scholarship program can help reduce the financial burden on Georgians who have suffered so much from COVID-19.” said Johnson.
Who can apply for support?
- You may qualify if: You paid funeral expenses after January 20, 2020 and the funeral expenses were paid for an individual whose death in the United States, the Territories, or the District of Columbia may have been caused by, or likely to be the result of, COVID of COVID was -19.
- Individuals can request assistance for multiple funerals.
How do Georgians apply?
- FEMA’s dedicated call center at 844-684-6333; TTY 800-462-7585, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Online applications are not accepted. Multilingual services will be available.
What information do you need to provide?
The applicant responsible for COVID-19 funeral expenses must provide the following information when calling FEMA to register for assistance. FEMA recommends collecting this information prior to the application process.
- Social security number for the applicant and the deceased
- Date of birth of the applicant and the deceased person
- Current postal address of the applicant
- Current phone number of the applicant
- Place or address where the family member died
- Learn about funeral or funeral insurance
- Information about other funeral aids received, such as: B. Donations
- CARES Act grants and support from volunteer organizations
- Bank code and account number of the applicant’s current account or savings account (on request for direct payment)
Georgians can learn more from FEMA HERE.