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COVID-related funeral funding

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance to those who have paid for funeral expenses due to COVID-19. Those who lost loved ones to COVID-19 after Jan. 20, 2020, can apply for retroactive reimbursements. Applicants can receive up to $9,000 per burial.

More information is available on the FEMA website.

If the relative of the deceased or the deceased person is a UFT member, attorneys from the UFT Legal Service Plan can assist with the application and documentation needed. ​​Call the plan’s UFT-dedicated line at 212-331-6325.

Related Topics: Coronavirus, UFT Legal Plan