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FEMA Offering Assistance for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses

Beginning in April 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be providing financial assistance for funeral expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic up to $9,000. Those who are eligible will be able to receive their assistance as a check by mail or direct deposit. Funds are limited, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible to increase eligibility. As of April 12th, 2021 the FEMA hotline is open and application appointments are taking place.

Applicants must be able to supply a variety of official documents in order to receive aid, including but not limited to a death certificate and funeral expense documents such as receipts and contracts, as well as proof of funds received from other sources that were specifically used for funeral costs. Individuals who wish to receive assistance must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or qualified aliens. The death must have occurred in the United States after January 20, 2020 and must have been attributed to the COVID-19 virus as stated by the death certificate.

Visit the FEMA website for more information.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021

844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time


COVID-19 Update

With such a time of uncertainty in the world caused by the spread of COVID-19, Myers Mortuary wants you to know that we are doing everything we can to help you honor the legacy of your loved one. We will help you do so in a way that does not risk the health and well-being of your friends and family.

YOUR OPTIONS FOR FUNERAL SERVICES:

  • Under the executive order issued by Gov. Gary Herbert in Nov. 2020 - Funeral services may be held to allow for these tender and sensitive gatherings to be conducted with appropriate limits as to the number of people invited and should follow safety protocols.
  • Funeral services are considered religious gatherings.
  • The state has set a limit of 150 people per funeral service.
  • Many churches have set their own criteria for funeral service gathers.
  • You plan an intimate gathering that honors your loved one. You may choose to space or stagger the visiting times when families within your family come, so that all can attend.
  • Myers Mortuary offers live-stream video of funeral services at no additional cost. Your family and friends do not have to miss out on honoring your loved one even with gathering limitations.

WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE:

  • Write a condolence for the family on the funeral home website.
  • Join the live stream and light a candle at home, if the family has chosen this option.
  • More than ever, sign the guestbook online and share memories.
  • Mail a card or letter, sharing great memories with the family.
  • Give them a call, or Facetime.

KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY:

  • Hold off on handshakes and hugs, but show your condolences and care in other ways.
  • We are taking precautions outlined by the CDC and National Funeral Directors Association to keep your family safe during any planning or funeral service held at our facilities. Please wear a mask and adhere to hygiene and social distancing guidelines to help us in these efforts.

Resources

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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