The company launched on Monday a hotline — 844-684-6333 — to apply for up to $9,000 in help per burial.
To qualify, the dying will need to have occurred within the US or its territories, and funeral expenses will need to have been incurred after January 20, 2020. The dying certificates should point out that the dying was attributed to or possible attributable to Covid-19 or coronavirus-like signs.
While the applicant should be a US citizen or authorized resident, there is no such thing as a requirement that the deceased particular person meet this standards.
Covered expenses embrace the switch of stays, burial plot, casket, clergy companies, cremation and gravestone, amongst different prices. But the help will probably be diminished if the applicant acquired advantages from burial or funeral insurance coverage or monetary help from different sources.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, each New York Democrats, have been pushing for the help because the pandemic started ravaging their state in March 2020.