PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Help is on the way for millions of Americans who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus. Beginning Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse families for up to $9,000 in funeral expenses.
Households that have lost more than one family member to the virus can receive up to $35,000.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Resigns Over Mishandling Of Remains Belonging To Victims Of 1985 MOVE Bombing
The deaths must have happened after Jan. 20, 2020.READ MORE: Taste With Tori: Take Your Taste Buds On Trip To Europe While Visiting Paloma's In Phoenixville
Applicants will have to submit paperwork on funeral costs as well as cause of death.
FEMA will begin accepting applications through its call center Monday at 9 a.m.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Urges Voters To Choose 'No' On Ballot Questions That Would Limit Executive Order Powers
The phone number is 844-684-6333.