New York Democratic officials announced a new initiative to provide reimbursement for funeral and burial costs for families who lost someone to COVID-19.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced the new initiative that would provide up to $7,000 in reimbursements to the families.
According to AOC, the operation will be run by FEMA, and is presently authorized for $2 Billion.
To get the reimbursement, an 1-800 number will soon be active where people can request the money. Each request will be required to provide the death certificate that names COVID-19 as the cause of death. They will also be required to provide proof that the caller is related to the deceased.
The fund would then provide reimbursement for any expenses associated with the funeral and burial up to $7,000 that can be proven with receipts going as far back as January of 2020.