FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Apply for FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Reimbursement







With the implementation of FEMA's Covid-19 Funeral Assistance application process, we at Pagenkopf Funeral Home are offering assistance to the families we served after January 20, 2020, who think they may be eligible to apply for a reimbursement. FEMA will begin accepting applications on April 12, 2021.


Any family who paid funeral expenses for a loved one whose cause of death was determined to be "Covid related" could be eligible to apply for a reimbursement, as long as the expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.


We will sit down with interested families to:

  • Answer questions about the process and what expenses are eligible for reimbursement
  • Gather the necessary expense documentation
  • Provide resources and links to additional information
  • Offer support throughout the process


"We want to help our families in every way possible - before, during, and after the funeral. Now that families are able to apply for reimbursement for Covid-19 related deaths, we want to help those families through the application process so they can receive financial relief. We're grateful to be able to help our families in this way" - Cindy Pagenkopf


According to the FEMA website, families can submit multiple applications, if there was more than one Covid-19 related death in the family. The assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.


"We'd also like families to know that if they were unable to have a full service because of Covid restrictions at the time of their loved one's death, they can plan that service now and still request reimbursement" - Cindy Pagenkopf




New Pre-Call Checklist Available!


FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for reimbursements has been described as a lengthy and detail-oriented application process. For that reason, we have compiled a Pre-Call Checklist for families to access to ensure they have the information they need during the phone call, whenever they decide to apply. Check out the Pre-Call Checklist below:


FEMA Pre-Call Checklist


Applicants can contact a representative from FEMA at the number listed:

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time



Ordering Additional Death Certificates


If you are in need of additional death certificates, please contact the register of deeds in the appropriate county to place your order:


Dane County

Jefferson County

Milwaukee County

Racine County

Waukesha County


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