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FEMA to Pay Low-Income Families Up to $7,000 for Funeral and Burial Costs During Pandemic

HeadlineFeb 09, 2021

Here in New York, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help pay for COVID-related funeral and burial costs for low-income families. Ocasio-Cortez says families can apply for up to $7,000 in FEMA funds.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “When you suddenly lose a loved one, you’re talking about an expense of $4,000, $5,000, $7,000, $10,000. And then, during COVID, with overrun funeral facilities, etc., families also are being — are having to deal with having to pay for the storage of the bodies of their own loved ones. This is wrong.”

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