Replace My Check
As a courtesy to our customers, State Farm sends a letter to these individuals to inform them when there is an uncashed payment that has been outstanding for at least 3 months. You may request a replacement check for the following types of funds:
- Claims payments
- Premium refunds
- General expense payments
However, if a payment remains in an outstanding status beyond the acceptable 3 or 5 year time period, the state mandates State Farm to report these funds to the state of residency.
Requesting a name change for the replacement check?
In order to issue a replacement check to a person other than the original payee, additional documentation is required to complete your request. Examples of additional documentation required may include, but is not limited to:
|Examples||Additional Documentation Required|
|Removal of a deceased payee|| Death Certificate and additional documentation when applicable:
— A signed letter indicating a change to "The Estate of..."
— To request the removal of a payee name, while also adding a new payee name, please indicate the relationship between the parties.
If a check was made payable to include both spouses' names on it and your spouse is presently deceased, please include a copy of the death certificate.
|Removal of additional payee||A notarized and signed release from the person who is being removed as payee|
|Name change due to marriage||Marriage certificate or driver's license|
|Name change due to divorce||Divorce decree or current driver's license|
|Removal of mortgage company||A signed release from the mortgage company|
|Removal of business name||A copy of the business dissolution agreement/form with the IRS or a copy of Schedule C or Schedule K1 from the prior year's taxes is required to process the payee name change. These documents indicate the prior business owner's name. If the dissolved business was a corporation, a copy of the certificate of dissolution is required.|
Please fax the State Farm letter received, along with the additional documentation requested, to 309-766-0921 for further handling. If further documentation is required, State Farm will contact you to request the information necessary in order to process your request.