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COVID-19 funeral assistance -- registration line to open next Monday A message from the "Chief of Recovery and MitigationSouth Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)"

COVID-19 funeral assistance -- registration line to open next Monday A message from the "Chief of Recovery and MitigationSouth Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)"
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The registration line for COVID-19 funeral assistance will open Monday, April 12. An overview is available at; see also FEMA’s funeral assistance policy for additional detail.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
Funeral assistance frequently asked questions
Online registration is not available. Assistance will be based on actual expenses for funeral costs up to $9,000 for each COVID-19 death for which the applicant is responsible (to a maximum of $35,500 if there were multiple deaths in the household/family).
Documentation needed to support an application for assistance will be:
· An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
· Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
· Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. FEMA is not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
FEMA and its contractor will be administering the application process and distribution of assistance funds, so SCEMD is not likely to have additional information beyond what FEMA presents on its web pages, and we will not have access to information about individual applicants. If questions or issues arise, we will, however, support addressing those with FEMA."

South Carolina Legal Services ... April is Second Chances Month!

April is Second Chances Month! We are excited to bring you new resources on topics like:
*Reinstating your drivers license
*And other issues with barriers to employment
In addition to providing new resources, we'll also be holding virtual presentations and a Facebook Live Q&A! Check out the dates below!:
*April 7th: Virtual Presentation on Expungement
*April 14th: Virtual Presentation on Reinstating Your Drivers License
*April 21st: Virtual Presentation on Pardons
*April 28th: Facebook Live Q&A
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Please Note that the Marion County Offices will be closed on the following Holidays


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