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 Chef Eli Kulp Finds New Mission After Being Paralyzed In Amtrak Crash, Battle With Depression
The deaths must have happened after Jan. 20, 2020.READ MORE: Philadelphia Shooting Homicides Up 40% From 2020 After 7 Killed In Violent Mother's Day Weekend
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: United States FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Children Ages 12-15
The phone number is 844-684-6333.