Help! My Check is Lost

October 16, 2017

Palm trees blowing in hurricane windsIf you do not receive your benefit check within five business days of the payment date, contact PERA for a Lost Check Certification. You must sign and return the Certification to begin the re-issue process, which usually takes about two weeks. 

Consider signing up to have your check directly deposited into your bank account to avoid the possibility of a lost check. Use the Direct Deposit by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form.

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Using EFT can also help you avoid a delayed check or undeliverable mail when there’s a disruption in mail service, as was seen with the recent hurricanes.