Relatives of COVID-19 victims can soon access funeral expense relief from FEMA

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Beginning in early April, residents in Riverside County and nationwide will be able to apply for financial help for funeral expenses through FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program. To be eligible for the assistance, all the following FEMA-established conditions must be met: the death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia; the death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19; the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a qualified non-citizen who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020. There are no residential or legal status requirements pertaining to the deceased person. Those who had COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to prepare to
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