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Not enough Americans taking advantage of government assistance to pay COVID-19 funeral costs

Activists gather during a vigil in Lafayette Park for nurses who died during the COVID-19 pandemic on January 13, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON - The federal government has provided more than $2 billion to help cover funeral costs for more than 300,000 families of people who have died from COVID-19, yet not enough people either know about the access to funding or have applied to get help.According to a report from Kaiser Health News, fewer than half of eligible families have even begun their applications to cover funeral costs, something that has been provided for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since April 2021. On average, the families that have received funding have obtained an average of $6,500, yet many families are still unaware that the money is still available. To solve this problem, FEMA said in March that it is launching a new campaign to raise awareness about the aid to eligible families. The number of people killed by COVID-19 in the United States reached 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University on May 18.While the average amount awarded per death is $6,500, according to FEMA, the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program provides up to $9,000 per funeral and covers COVID-19 related deaths since Jan.

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Activists gather during a vigil in Lafayette Park for nurses who died during the COVID-19 pandemic on January 13, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON - The federal government has provided more than $2 billion to help cover funeral costs for more than 300,000 families of people who have died from COVID-19, yet not enough people either know about the access to funding or have applied to get help.According to a report from Kaiser Health News, fewer than half of eligible families have even begun their applications to cover funeral costs, something that has been provided for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since April 2021. On average, the families that have received funding have obtained an average of $6,500, yet many families are still unaware that the money is still available. To solve this problem, FEMA said in March that it is launching a new campaign to raise awareness about the aid to eligible families. The number of people killed by COVID-19 in the United States reached 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University on May 18.While the average amount awarded per death is $6,500, according to FEMA, the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program provides up to $9,000 per funeral and covers COVID-19 related deaths since Jan.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House as the United States passes one million deaths from COVID-19 on May 13, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) WASHINGTON - The number of people killed by COVID-19 in the United States has reached 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday.The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly equal to how many Americans died in the Civil War and World War II combined.

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