(Republican Insider) – Illegal aliens who have passed away due to the coronavirus here in the United States are having their funeral costs paid for by the American taxpayer’s hard earned money, thanks to the Biden administration.
According to Newswars, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, otherwise known as FEMA, has created a new assistance program to reimburse the cost of funeral expenses for individuals who died in the U.S. under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The payments for funeral costs can be sought for any person who died after January 20, 2020, when that death occurred because of COVID-19, says a press release put out by FEMA. And, in case you forgot, just about every person who has died in the past year has died of COVID. Heart attack? They all disappeared. Strokes? What are those? Hope you get the sarcasm here.
There are some basic criteria that foreign nationals have to meet in order to be eligible to receive funds to cover these expenses. Here’s the list:
The death must have occurred in the United States. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.
The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien.
Those who are found to meet this criteria could receive up to $9,000 per funeral, however, those who apply for the funding can request over $35,000 in reimbursement for fees.
“An applicant may receive Funeral Assistance for actual funeral costs up to $9,000 for each COVID-19 related funeral for which they are responsible, that occurred in the area covered by a COVID-19 disaster declaration including Individual Assistance,” FEMA says in the agency’s policy guidelines.
“This assistance may be provided for multiple decedents under one registration up to the financial ONA maximum award for the fiscal year in which the disaster was declared. For the COVID-19 disasters, the financial ONA maximum award is $35,500,” the guidelines continue.
At the time of this writing, more than 584,000 deaths have been said to have been caused by the coronavirus. That’s a lot of possible applicants for this program.
If the government is bound and determined to help folks out, it ought to start with actual citizens of this country, don’t you think?
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