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FEMA funeral relief looks to provide lifeline for those in a time of need

You have to apply anytime after April 12th, and you’ll need to provide a death certificate, proof of funeral expenses, and proof of funds from others.
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 11:50 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Randy Lauderdale met his wife Sandra in 1993 at s Shoneys in Sevierville. The love story took them to Oniona, Alabama where they lived.

Sadly, on January 11th, Sandra passed away after battling COVID 19. The day after, Randy tested positive and found himself struggling to pay the funeral cost for his wife. On disability, and working part time, Randy couldn’t pay the eight thousand in funeral costs so he borrowed money from friends.

FEMA funeral assistance is a program that can pay up to nine thousand dollars in funeral costs as long as the funeral expenses occurred after January 20th, and the death was directly or indirectly related to COVID-19.

You have to apply anytime after April 12th, and you’ll need to provide a death certificate, proof of funeral expenses, and proof of funds from others.

To access the phone number to call, and see more information, click HERE.

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