If I did not arrange a funeral service at the time of the individual’s death, can I incur costs for a funeral service now and apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance?

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The COVID-19 incident period ended on May 11, 2023. FEMA will continue to provide funeral assistance until Sept. 30, 2025, to those who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance is considered a one-time payment for funeral expenses, and you should apply after you have incurred all expenses. If you incur additional funeral expenses after receiving COVID-19 Funeral Assistance, you will need to submit an appeal and additional supporting documentation (e.g., receipts, funeral home contract, etc.). COVID-19 Funeral Assistance is limited to a maximum of $9,000 per deceased individual.

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