From the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) comes this new subsidy to funeral directors, etc..
“Womb to Tomb” has been a derisive term used by welfare critics for years.
The “womb” part is covered by the Federal WIC (Women, Infants and Children) subsidy.
Now, burial expenses of those whose death certificates say they have died of Covid-19 covers the “tomb” part of the phrase.
The subsidy, made public on March 24, 2021, ranges from ” $9,000 per family and a maximum of $35,000 per applicant.'”
How to apply for funeral reimbursement
FEMA encourages people who have had COVID-19 funeral expenses to keep and gather funeral documentation. According to FEMA, the following types of information should include:
- An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- Funeral expenses documents that include the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
- Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. FEMA is not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
The application process opens Monday, April 12.
How are funds received?
Those eligible for funeral assistance will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance, according to FEMA.
If you have questions about the program, FEMA has a FAQ page with more information.