■ FEMA Money to Pay for COVID Deaths
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it will begin applications for reimbursement for funeral expenses of deaths due to Covid. When you read the word “funeral,” understand that it means any form of disposition of the body. The term includes burial, cremation, and other forms of disposition. It is not restricted only to “a ceremony with the body present.” This will begin in April 2021. For more information we are directing you to FCA's website.
U.S. Department of Labor data analyzed by NPR shows that since the Funeral Rule was last amended in 1994, prices have been going up faster than the rate of inflation.
Consumer Federation of America, Press Release, March 6, 2017, Pricing/Disclosures, Nation’s Largest Funeral Home Company Charges High Prices and Refuses to Disclose These Prices On Their Websites.