COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Indiana Department of Homeland Security news release

FEMA Individual Assistance: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Indianapolis, Indiana (April 22, 2021) – The recently announced FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is accepting applications for the reimbursement of funeral services and interment or cremation costs incurred as a result of COVID-19. Funding of up to $9,000 is available to eligible applicants. Applications must be made by phone by the individual; funeral homes are not eligible to apply on a client’s behalf.

More information related to the application process, eligibility and necessary documentation is available online. Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a copy of the death certificate?

County and local health departments will be a helpful source for death certificate questions, including amending certificates, if necessary. A list of county and local health departments can be found on the Indiana Department of Health website.

My loved one had life insurance. Does that disqualify me from assistance?
Although the program will not duplicate benefits paid by burial or funeral insurance, FEMA stresses that a life insurance policy does not disqualify survivors from the assistance program. Life insurance proceeds are not considered a duplication of Funeral Assistance benefits.

Learn more on FEMA’s frequently asked questions page.

For more information, visit the IDHS Individual Assistance webpage.

COVID-19 World Wide Web Resources

Allen County Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance and Local Resources

  • Home Care Isolation Guidances
  • COVID-19 Employee Illness Recomendations
  • City of Fort Wayne’s Rent and Utility Assistance Program – City’s new release
  • Allen County Department of Health information and stats
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