Miami, FL, December 14, 2021 – As part of its ongoing efforts to provide valuable insights and resources to its clients and the wider community, consumer website Funeralocity.com conducted research into the low application rate for the FEMA funeral reimbursement program in South Florida.
According to its findings, only 41 percent of qualifying South Florida residents have applied for the program, which provides financial assistance to families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. This is concerning, as it suggests that many eligible families may not be aware of the financial assistance available to them.
To shed light on the issue and offer guidance to those who may be eligible for the program, Ed Michael Reggie, founder of Funeralocity.com, was interviewed by WSVN, Miami’s top-rated news station. Reggie highlighted that the program is open to all families who have suffered a COVID-related loss, regardless of income level. This is an important point, as many families may be unaware that they are eligible for the benefits.
The FEMA funeral reimbursement program covers the cost of funeral services, including the casket and burial expenses as well as cremation, urn and funeral services up to $9,000. This financial assistance can help alleviate the burden of funeral costs, which can be a significant financial strain for families already grappling with the emotional toll of losing a loved one.
Reggie provided valuable insights into the claims process, advising families to gather all necessary documentation, such as the death certificate, funeral expense receipts, and proof of any assistance received from other sources, such as life insurance. He also emphasized the importance of starting the claims process as soon as possible, and provided tips on how families can save money on funeral costs.
As a company dedicated to providing transparency and choice in the funeral industry, Funeralocity.com supports initiatives that provide financial relief to families during times of grief. It encourages eligible families in South Florida and across the country to take advantage of the FEMA funeral reimbursement program, and to reach out to its team for guidance and support in navigating the claims process.
Through its commitment to empower families with the resources and information they need to make informed decisions, Funeralocity.com aims to make a positive impact on the lives of those it serves.
Funeralocity.com was a Future Factory startup.