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§ 424.350 Replacement of checks that are lost, stolen, defaced, mutilated, destroyed, or paid on forged endorsements.
(a)U.S. Government checks -
(1)Responsibility. The Treasury Department is responsible for the investigation and settlement of claims in connection with Treasury checks issued on behalf of CMS.
(2)Action by CMS.CMS forwards reports of lost, stolen, defaced, mutilated, destroyed, or forged Treasury checks to the Treasury Department disbursing center responsible for issuing checks.
(3)Action by the Treasury Department. The Treasury Department will replace and begin reclamation of Treasury checks in accordance with Treasury Department regulations (31 CFR parts 235, 240, and 245).
(b)Intermediary and carrier benefit checks. Checks issued by intermediaries and carriers are drawn on commercial banks and are not subject to the Federal laws and Treasury Department regulations that govern Treasury checks. Replacement procedures are carried out in accordance with § 424.352 under applicable State law (including any Federal banking laws or regulations that may affect the relevant State proceedings).