FEMA’s New COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Hotline Receives Over 1 Million Calls On First Day

More than 1 million callers dialed into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new funeral assistance program hotline on its first day, the agency said, signaling an increased need for funeral aid as the nation’s coronavirus death toll continues to climb.

FEMA launched its funeral program on Monday for families who lost loved ones to Covid-19 to apply for up to $9,000 in assistance per burial.
But the hotline’s rollout was marked by busy signals and “technical issues,” caused by the massive volume of calls.

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