According to Cnet Personal Finance, the December Covid 19 Relief Bill includes a provision for Federal Emergency Management Administration to begin reimbursing low-income families for coronavirus-related funeral and burial costs, up to $7,000.
The details are mostly still pending as to who will be eligible and what the application process will be, but it’s worth keeping an eye on and could provide significant help to families.
"If you are a family who couldn't afford or had to just stretch, went without rent or went without food or anything else so you might give your loved one a decent funeral and burial, you can get reimbursed for up to $7,000 from FEMA," Schumer said at a press event on Monday. The funding will be available for funeral costs incurred between Jan. 20, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, but not for funerals that took place in 2021, a FEMA spokesperson told CNET. Schumer estimated that more than $200 million of that funding will go to New York, particularly to epicenters of the virus like Corona, Queens".