Feds flooded with 130,000 requests to cover COVID-19 funeral expenses

Posted by on April 24, 2021 12:54 am
Categories: US National Stories

A federal program that helps cover the funeral expenses of people who died from COVID-19 has been inundated with 130,000 applications, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That staggering figure represents about 20 percent of the 570,000 Americans killed by the coronavirus. The new federal reimbursement program had been championed by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Chuck Schumer;…