Am I eligible for a stimulus check if I am a US citizen living abroad?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started sending the first round of stimulus checks to millions of American’s who need economic help during the coronavirus pandemic in mid-April.
Recipients of the first $1,200 wave of stimulus payments were part the beneficiaries of the overall 100 million checks distributed by the IRS with $290 billion put aside for direct payment to individuals in the $2.2 trillion bill called the CARES Act.
A second relief bill, was passed on Friday by the US government and it means a further $3 trillion will be made available for people with financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.The bill is called the HEROES Act — Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act — and could mean a second stimulus check for American citizens.
#IRS continues to send Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans. If you have related questions, see the answers we’ve posted online: https://t.co/b6UZdQnATq #COVIDreliefIRS pic.twitter.com/l7iUrtVrLl— IRS #COVIDreliefIRS (@IRSnews) May 20, 2020
US nationals living overseas are entitled to receive this payment providing a series of criteria are met. A claim can be made for the assistance provided the claimant falls within the income threshold, have a social security number, and file taxes—even if you live overseas.
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