On April 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began taking applications to reimburse individuals for funeral expenses, for anyone whose “death was attributed to COVID-19.”
The program will reimburse those “who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020,” and is part of the the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The following was taken directly from FEMA's website:
To be eligible for funeral assistance, applicants must meet these conditions:
The death must have occurred in the United States.The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.
The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien.
So, those eligible for reimbursements can be a foreign national, a 'refugee,' or legal resident alien (all non-citizens), the taxpayers could also be paying for the funeral of someone who was in this country illegally.
Applicants are eligible to receive up to $9,000 in reimbursement, “for each COVID-19 related funeral for which they are responsible,” according to FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Individuals and Households Program.
What is the threshold of proof?
“Death certificates indicating the death 'may have been caused by' or 'was likely a result of' COVID 19 or 'COVID-19 like symptoms' and similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are considered sufficient attribution,” according to FEMA's policy.
*In this reporter's humble opinion, if FEMA is now paying for funeral expenses, they should start by reimbursing those whose loved ones have been killed inside this country by ILLEGAL ALIENS.