Why is FEMA providing supplemental lost wages payments?

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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.

In an effort to help ease the financial burden on those who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum on August 8, 2020 authorizing FEMA to use the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (“Stafford Act”) disaster relief funds to provide supplemental payments for lost wages.

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