November 29, 2020

Dems Abroad publishes Americans Abroad and CARES Act Aid Research and Recommendations

Democrats Abroad is pleased to present our research on the experience of Americans Abroad access the aid programs in the CARES Act.  Click here to download the report,  here for the Summary of Findings and Recommendations and here for the research project Datapack.  We are using the research in meetings with lawmakers to advocate for improvements to the administration and delivery of pandemic aid to Americans living abroad.  We anticipate another package of supports will be passed by Congress and will work to ensure our recommendations are embraced and implemented.


Since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed in March 2020 Democrats Abroad has responded to hundreds of messages from Americans abroad about the aid programs in the Act.  We have noted the obstacles and frustrations they experienced and have communicated with the U.S. Treasury, IRS and Congress about approaches to resolving the problems commonly faced. 

In October we launched a research project to fully document the issues of Americans abroad in accessing the CARES Act Economic Impact Payments, federal student loan relief and small business support.  We thank the more than 4,000 respondents who participated in the research and are grateful for their support in developing the findings. 

Democrats Abroad is pleased to present our final report:  Americans Abroad and the CARES Act:  Research on the CARES Act Aid Programs and Recommendations for Improving the Delivery of Pandemic Aid to Americans Living Abroad.

We have also published a Summary of the Findings and Recommendations  and a datapack of the research results.

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