Here’s How You Can Get the US Treasury to Send You a Check

Apr 4, 2018

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“She works hard for the money, so hard for it, honey” so you better treat it right. Everyone’s taped together some ripped dollar bills and hoped that it’d be accepted as legal tender. On Tuesday, “Daily Show” writer Dan Amira took to his Twitter to reveal that the government will reimburse you for those damaged dollars.

On his Twitter, Amira shared a picture of a ripped $10 bill, a letter to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing asking for a reimbursement check and a check from the U.S. Treasury for $10. “I used to think the Government was bad, but now I think it is good,” he tweeted. Amira got the scoop on the torn cash from the podcast, “The Money Fixers.”

Within the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, there’s a department called the Mutilated Currency Division. Here, US currency experts handle damaged money, “about 30,000 claims a year to the tune of more than $30 million,” according to an article published by Time. 

After his tweet, though, Amira realized via commenters that he could’ve just brought his ripped money to his local bank; the only condition at the banks is that three-quarters of the damaged bills must be intact and the bill is only ripped in two.

Featured image by photosteve101 via Flickr

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