how to get check stubs from old job

how to get check stubs from old job

Getting Check Stubs from Old Jobs

One of the documents job seekers must provide upon applying for a new job is check stubs from their previous employment. Since these statements are generated on pay period basis and could have been issued months or years in the past, many workers fail to have access to these documents when they need them. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to get copies of check stubs from former employers. Here are some tips for getting those documents in your hand:

Request Through Employer’ Human Resources Department

  • Contact the former employer’s Human Resources department through phone, email, or mail and request copies of your check stubs.
  • Provide as much information as possible, including your name, address, Social Security number, dates of employment, and possibly even last four digits of your bank account number (if you used direct deposit).
  • Make sure you have the proper signature authorization so the employer can confidently release statement to you.

Request Through Former Employer’s Payroll Department

  • Contact the former employer’s Payroll department who is responsible for processing payments to employees and request copies of your check stubs.
  • Ask the Payroll department staff for the necessary forms to fill out for the request.
  • Check if the payroll department has an online portal that allows former employees to access their paystubs.

Request Through Your Personal Bank Account

  • Contact your bank directly and request a statement of your deposited items.
  • Provide information such as your name, account number, and your previous employer’s name.
  • Check with your bank to see if they provide digital copies that you can access with the bank website.

No matter which method you use to request copies of check stubs from your former employer, remember to provide accurate information and to submit your request as soon as possible. Doing these will ensure you have access to the documents you need in order to secure new employment or another purpose.


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