Here's How To Get Help Paying For Kansas City COVID Funerals

The plague worsens by way of political debate and hotly debated stats.

Whilst locals can't seem to agree on the very nature of reality . . . We merely share cash resources because NOBODY IS DISPUTING WORSENING BILLS that continue to pile up during the plauge.

Here's one helpful passage amid more news of the ongoing pandemic . . .

He had prepared to pay for this wife's funeral out of pocket until he heard about the FEMA funeral assistance program through word of mouth.

The program reimburses families for the cost of a funeral up to $9,000. According to FEMA, families must call in and speak with a representative first and then submit the following documentation:

- Official death certificate that shows the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and District of Columbia.

- If the death certificate was issued between Jan. 20 and May 16, 2020, it must either 1) attribute the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 or 2) be accompanied by a signed statement from the original certifier of the death certificate or the local medical examiner or coroner from the jurisdiction in which the death occurred listing COVID-19 as a cause or contributing cause of death. This signed statement must provide an additional explanation, or causal pathway, linking the cause of death listed on the death certificate to COVID-19.

- If the death certificate occurred on or after May 17, 2020, the death certificate must attribute the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19.

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