WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congressman Mike Turner helped announce the start to a program that will provide monetary relief to families who lost loved ones due to COVID-19. FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program, first established under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 which Congressman Turner voted to support, will provide monetary assistance for related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
Congressman Turner encouraged impacted Ohio families to apply, and offered his office as a resource:
“The coronavirus has tragically taken the lives of over 550,000 Americans, forcing families to cover the financial costs of their loved one's untimely death. In an effort to assist grieving families, last year I voted for COVID relief legislation that established a program to help," said Turner. "Starting today, families seeking monetary assistance related to burial and funeral costs can apply to FEMA's Funeral Assistance Program. I encourage Ohio families who faced such an unbearable loss and financial burden due to COVID to take advantage of this program, and my office stands by ready to assist.”
FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program begins accepting applications today via a phone call to 844-684-6333. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9am to 9pm ET. Additional detailed information is available on the Funeral Assistance website here.
The number to Congressman Turner’s Dayton office for assistance is (937) 225-2843.