Did you know FEMA will pay for COVID funerals?

By: Diane Benjamin

I get alerts by email on local deaths. One of the recent ones was a supporter of mine, so I clicked on the link. I’m not going to say the name since I don’t know if making it public would be okay.

The alert took me to the Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home website where I found the below. I had not heard of this program: https://www.kiblerbradyruestman.com/


At Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, we want the citizens of Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding communities we serve to be aware that families who experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in funeral assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“If there is anything we can do to assist families with the FEMA application process please call us at 309-828-2422. We are here to offer guidance and be a resource for any family who qualifies for reimbursement.” -Tim Ruestman, Funeral Director, Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home

Two pieces of legislation recently passed by Congress – the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to families that incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.

Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral and memorial services, and burial, interment or cremation. Individuals who apply may call the dedicated number for reimbursement at 1-844-684-6333. FEMA encourages families that may be eligible to start gathering the following documentation:

An official death certificate that attributes the death to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States. The death certificate must indicate the death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are considered sufficient attribution.

Funeral expense documents (e.g., receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that include the applicant’s name, the deceased individual’s name, the amount of funeral expenses and dates the funeral expenses were incurred.

Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. Funeral assistance may not duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance; financial assistance received from voluntary agencies; federal/state/local/tribal/territorial government programs or agencies; or other sources.

If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant(s). Applicants can also apply for assistance for more than one individual who died.

The FEMA website has complete information about eligibility requirements, documentation applicants will be required to provide, and how to start the application process. Visit https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.

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17 thoughts on “Did you know FEMA will pay for COVID funerals?

  1. yes, several months ago Biden announced covid funerals would be paid for, I thought NOW we will finally find out how many ACTUALLY died from covid, cause I am sure they would try to get out of paying, just like everything else

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  2. I bet they will not be paying for those killed by the vaccine? I’m sorry I am not supposed to talk about vaccine deaths. Move along… not to see hear…. did you hear about the new restaurant coming to town?

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  3. Brilliant! What a slick way to make sure Covid is on the death certificate!
    I’m constantly amazed at the creativity of the democrats. What a novel way to keep the liberal power grab going.

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  4. Oh yes and I know a couple of people whose loved ones did not die of covid and we’re asked by the hospital if they could change the cause of death so the hospital could get credit for the death and up their stipend! The folks I know said absolutely not! Because they have morals! The question is how many folks were approached and said yes even though it was not true

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  5. My first thought is, just when you think they could not possibly go any lower, they do. A financial incentive to Bill Bray’s Funeral Home for people who died due to the result of Medical Negligence. Instead of providing actual known and successful Treatment for this stupid v¡ru$, people were denied actual life saving treatment in favor of “The Protocol,” that would almost assuredly guarantee death. If anyone still doubts the evil of [email protected]¡ and company, you’re hopeless.

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  6. I just finished my yearly trip to OSF for my blood work. The parking lot was nearly full. I was forced to park in the back 40. I asked the tech… “It seems like there are a lot of people here?” She looked at me and said, “Yes, we are really busy!”

    I have been going there for years and I have never seen the lot this full. Weird? I am sure it’s nothing to do with injuries caused by the vaccine… or the declining immune systems of the vaccinated.

    It’s probably just the time of year… right?

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      1. I nor my husband have waited months for doctor appointments so your statement is false.

        And another reader thinks that a hospital parking lot are busy because the hospital is full of people who were hurt by vaccines. Who the heck gave her that idea? The parking lot of a hospital can be full for many reason from people visiting patients to people going to get test and doctors appointments. None of that means people are being “hurt” by vaccines.

        There is absolutely no evidence that the vaccines are hurting anyone. Hospitals ICU are full of those who are NOT vaccinated. Another commenter stated that China somehow created the virus. There is also NO evidence that Coronavirus is anything other than an zoonotic virus that jumped species most probably from a bat.

        That you sit around spreading misinformation about vaccinations, COV-19 is reprehensible. The virus is being spread by those who are not vaccinated. Those who are dying from COV-19 are largely not vaccinated. People who have break through infections get those infections from the unvaccinated. The fully vaccinated who died from COV-19 are immunocompromised and elderly. Those are the facts. Stop spreading misinformation.

        I think the most shocking thing about this post and comments is the lack of compassion for your neighbors fellow citizens who have died in a pandemic and a natural disaster.

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      2. My husband was treated at urgent care because he couldn’t get into a doctor. He waited a month for an appointment. The vaccinated get omicron, but thanks anyway. The shits damage the immune system leading to other diseases. Your media is lying to you.

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  7. Is the government paying any on hospital bills related to the China COVID-19? I’ve seen in the news mention of the cost of some hospital bills but nothing about who is paying what. I did hear that hospitals get funding for COVID cases. Some say it’s a money maker for the hospitals for every person they identify as a COVID patient. Which leads me to the other question how many are misdiagnosed? Which we’ll probably never know.

    Also what is this with the FDA withholding Pfizer data for 55 yrs? I believe the others also. What are they hiding?

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  8. So, our government spent taxpayer money to help our worst enemy create this new virus knowing it would kill people. The government is spending taxpayer money to pay for the shots that don’t stop people from getting sick, they don’t stop people from going to the hospital, and they don’t stop people from spreading the virus. Now FEMA is giving taxpayer money to pay for the funerals for the victims of the virus our government helped create. This elitist extermination plan is costing taxpayers a LOT of money! This sounds like a huge transfer of wealth to the elites.

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  9. @WILL HOBSON that said, “There is absolutely no evidence that the vaccines are hurting anyone.” LMAO! I suppose you’re one of those flat earthers too. LOL, there’s TONS of evidence that the vaccines are hurting and killing people. You just choose to ignore reality. Back to the stacks for you. Back to the notes for dummies and see Spot run.

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    1. He likely drives around alone in his mask, probably thinks Ivermectin is worm medicine for horses, and MIGHT even still believe the “somebody ate a sick bat” story – sometimes, you just have to brush them off and chuckle.

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    2. Will Hobson certainly hasn’t checked the VAERS website. The covid “vaccine” has had more adverse events reported than all other vaccines combined. When the media receives millions of dollars from the vaccine manufacturers/Big Pharma, you can bet they will not do any investigative reporting on the covid “vaccine” injuries.

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