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COVID funeral reimbursement now $9,000. Here's how to apply today

If a relative of yours died from COVID-19, you may be able to get reimbursed up to $9,000 for funeral expenses. That's $2,000 more per person than the $7,000 upper limit announced in February. Starting this week, the Federal Emergency Management Administration began accepting applications from eligible families.

The FEMA measure was part of the December COVID-19 relief law, which also included a second stimulus check of up to $600. The law includes $2 billion for people who have been harmed by the pandemic and may have gone into debt to pay for the funeral and burial of a loved one.

Here's everything we know so far about the funeral reimbursement funds, including who is eligible and how to apply. For other COVID and stimulus money matters, here's what to know about stimulus check plus-up payments, the monthly child tax credit starting in July (see our child credit FAQ). This is the latest on student loan debt forgiveness, a fourth stimulus check and how to save money on health care.