Schumer and AOC urge New Yorkers who lost loved ones to COVID-19 to seek funeral funding help

The phone lines are now open as FEMA begins accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral and cemetery cost claims, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Queens/Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Monday. 

During a press conference just outside of the 7 train station on 103rd Street Corona Plaza, Schumer and  Ocasio-Cortez urged New Yorkers who lost loved ones during the pandemic to call for FEMA relief, which will reimburse and help pay for burial expenses. 

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