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Local Funeral Home Director: Families of COVID Victims may be Eligible for Partial Funeral Reimbursement

May 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

FEMA is providing support to families who have had to pay for funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will reimburse coronavirus-related funeral expenses that happened after Jan. 20, 2020. FEMA will cover up to $9,000 per funeral. They began  accepting applications on April 12 and families can apply for several deceased loved ones.  The money is coming from the American Rescue Plan.  The owner and funeral director of Upchurch Funeral Home, Wendy Upchurch, provided details about the program during an appearance on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show”…