Send Your Ripped Bills To The US Treasury And Get A Check In Return
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Wait, what? You’re telling me I’ve been taping up my bills for years for nothing?
Even though the US government enjoys bending citizens over and screwing them over and over again, apparently they do something positive for us once in a while. And according to Mashable they’ve aimed to reimburse us for any damaged bills.
Dan Amira, a Daily Show writer, recently found a $10 bill that unfortunately was ripped in half. But instead going the old tape-it-up route, Amira opted to write a letter to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing under the Department of Treasury.
I used to think the government was bad, but now I think it is good pic.twitter.com/0qXsWfBlsB
— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) April 3, 2018
Here’s a closer look at the letter:
And guess what? Amira received a check for his ripped bill:
Well Amira, and other folks, can thank the Mutilated Currency Division for this check. The MTC says they will replace your money if you send in 50 percent or more of the bill. If you have less than 50 percent, you must provide evidence that the missing portions are “totally destroyed.” No idea how to prove that, but good luck.
But there’s one issue with all this: it may take up to 36 months for you to get a check in return. So yeah, as usual, the government moves like molasses to get anything done. Your best bet is to take out the handy roll of tape.
But for those who prefer sending their bills in, just heed this warning:
You idiot, now the government has your address
— Zhubin Parang (@zhubinparang) April 3, 2018