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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:05 AM

Biden administration to launch massive funeral assistance program for covid victims

The Biden administration next week will launch a funeral assistance program that will provide up to $9,000 to cover the burial costs of each American who died of covid-19 — the largest program of its type ever offered by the federal government.

The program is open to families regardless of their income, as long as they show documentation and have not already received similar benefits through another program.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed burial costs before, but it has never offered as large a payment to so many people. In 2017, for example, FEMA paid $2.6 million to 976 people for funeral costs of victims of three hurricanes — an average of $2,664 per applicant.

But the novel coronavirus’s immense toll means a burial assistance program of an unprecedented scale is now being assembled. More than 557,000 Americans have died of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/covid-funerals-assistance/2021/04/06/d7d1db20-9659-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:11 AM

1. My daughter's father who died of covid will receive 8K for his funeral. They are very relieved

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:36 AM

2. This is Such a Wonderful Thing to Do and Just What You Would Expect Joe Biden to Do

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:02 AM

3. KnR





Now, the private sector needs to pick up and form an American COVID survivors association to lobby for and fund research and support.

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