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FEMA To Launch COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Help is on the way for the millions of Americans who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is set to launch a massive funeral assistance program to help families of the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from the Coronavirus.

The program will launch tomorrow and will offer to reimburse Americans up to $9,000 per funeral of a Coronavirus victim.

Households that have lost more than one family member to COVID-19 can receive up to $35,000.

The deaths in question would have had to occur after January 20, 2020 and be attributable to COVID-19.

The deaths also must have occurred in the United States, including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Applicants will have to supply paperwork on funeral costs as well as cause of death.

If you're eligible for assistance, FEMA will either mail you a check or the funds can be directly deposited to your bank account.

FEMA will begin accepting applications through its call center tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. at 844-684-6333.

For more information about the assistance program, click here.

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