COVID-19 funeral expense benefit and associated scams

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COVID-19 funeral expense benefit and associated scams

If you lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA, toll-free at 1-844-684-6333. To find out if you qualify, read FEMA’s Funeral Assistance FAQs.

Unfortunately, FEMA reports scammers are contacting people and pretending to offer to register them for assistance. To avoid those scams, here are some tips:

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