FEMA provides up to $9,000 to pay for the funeral of a person who died from COVID. Why I’m not sure, given the financial burden would still exist regardless of the cause of death. But it is what it is.
What is troubling is that there are no financial requirements or limits. Income doesn’t matter and neither do the proceeds from life insurance. The only financial limitation is stated below.
Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
In today’s political environment we have a new federal program using borrowed money to pay for funerals based on the cause of death, even if the family income is hundreds of thousands of dollars or if there is a million dollars in life insurance.