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You can easily cash your government checks at your local Money Services and our in-store team will be happy to help. Just stop by your nearest Money Services to cash in your government check, with no need for enrollment and low fees. We’re open evenings and weekends, which makes Money Services really convenient to use.

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How to cash

Whatever kind of government check you’d like cash, your local Money Services can help you access your money in no time. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Find us – Search for your local Money Services using our store locator tool.

  • Bring your check – Take your check to your local Money Services – the fee will be deducted from the cash you get back.

  • Bring your details – Make sure you bring the valid ID, and know your Social Security or Taxpayer Identification Number.

  • Take all named adults – If there are two named adults on one check for your household, you will both need to be present to cash in-store.

  • Cash your check – Our friendly in-store team will give you your money right away.

What you need to

To cash a check at your local Money Services, you need to bring your check, know your Social Security or Taxpayer Identification Number, and bring a current, valid ID. The types of ID accepted are:

  • Driver’s License (US Only)
  • State‐issued ID
  • Military ID
  • Resident Alien ID
  • Matricula Consular ID
  • US-issued passport
  • Tribal Nation ID or Reservation ID

Where can you

You’ll find Money Services located throughout the US, so it’s easy to find a location near you. Just use the store locator to find your closest Money Services.

Find a check cashing store

Visit a local store to cash your checks—search by state, city or ZIP code to find your nearest Money Services.

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What is a

The US government sends checks for various reasons, including for tax refunds, Social Security, welfare and disability. The appearance of your check will vary depending on the type of government check you are cashing.


  • Check cashing fees* start at $3 with Shopper’s Card for checks up to $2,000.
  • Fees* for checks between $2,000.01 and $5,000 start at $5.50 with Shopper’s Card.

*Fees & limits vary by state. Check your local Money Services store for exact fees and limits in your area.

Find out more

Learn all you need to know about check cashing near you.

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