BOSTON (CBS) — If you’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19, you can apply to be reimbursed for funeral expenses, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin said.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse funeral expenses up to $9,000 for anyone who lost someone to COVID-19 after January 20, 2020.

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Households that lost more than one person can receive up to $35,000. Applicants will have to provide paperwork on funeral costs and the cause of death.

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Galvin said people can visit his website for information on how to apply.

“So many people have lost loved ones to this pandemic and coping with the loss of a family member is hard enough without needing to worry about the costs of laying that person to rest,” Galvin said.

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“I encourage anyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19 to visit my website to learn more about the help that is available to them, even if the funeral has already been paid for.”

CBSBoston.com Staff