Treasury Check Reclamation

Treasury Check Reclamation is a recovery procedure used by the Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), to obtain a refund (reclamation) from a presenting financial institution for paid federal government checks.

Notices of Direct Debit (U.S. Treasury Check Reclamation) are generated by the Financial Management Service. See Gold Book: The Check Reclamation Guide (Off-site Link) for instructions.

In November 2011, the Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS) began a direct debit program that debits a financial institution’s Master Account for all check reclamations for which the financial institution has not either paid or submitted a valid protest within 30 calendar days from the reclamation date.

To sign up for the service to receive Treasury Check Reclamations via an e-mail, please access the FedMail® Service Request Form (PDF). Scroll down the form to the Treasury Check Reclamation section then complete and return the form as indicated on the bottom of page 1.