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Lost or Expired Checks - How to Get a Check Reissued

Here are the steps to follow if your Treasury-issued check is lost or expired and you want a reissued check.

Lost Check

  1. Contact the paying agency (see the contact info below)
  2. The paying agency will provide you instructions on how to file a claim
  3. File the claim with the paying agency
  4. You can inquire about your claim status by calling (800) 826-9434

Expired Check

  1. Contact the paying agency (see the contact info below)

Paying Agency Contacts

  • Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-1040
  • Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Service for DOD payments (888) 332-7411
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000
  • Office of Personnel Management (888)767-6738 or (202) 606-0500

More Information on Checks

Visit the Financial Management Service (FMS) Checks and Payments page. FMS is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.



Last Updated: 9/30/2011 9:22 AM

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