Queens congresswoman talks child tax credit and COVID-19 relief during virtual town hall


Queens/Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussed updates to the FEMA COVID Funeral Assistance program, infrastructure bills and the new child tax credit at a virtual town hall on Thursday, July 15. 

Ocasio-Cortez mentioned that some families have not been able to benefit from the funeral assistance because, in the early days of the pandemic, some cases were not recognized as COVID-19. Now, Ocasio-Cortez announced that death certificates from Jan. 20, 2020, to May 16, 2020, that do not list COVID-19 as the cause of death do not have to be formally changed to receive financial relief.