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How to Get a Copy of My Pay Stubs

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You can obtain a copy of your pay stubs by contacting your employer's human resources or payroll department. Some employers might require employees to submit a formal request to get copies of pay stubs, while others maintain employee pay information in an online database. Whether you have misplaced a pay stub or need a duplicate to apply for financial assistance, there are a number of ways to obtain copies.

Contact your employer's human resources or payroll department and ask about the steps required to obtain copies of your paycheck stub. Some employers might charge a fee for copies, while others provide this service for free depending on the number of stubs requested. Request an appointment to pick up a copy of your stubs.

Depending on your particular employer, you might be required to complete a request form to retrieve your paycheck stub. Providing the specific check number, pay period, year and your employee number, if applicable, can help expedite the process. Some employers are able to print a duplicate stub immediately, while others might send a copy to your work or home address.

Some employers allow their employees to access their employee information on the company website. If your employer does this, navigate to the website, log in to your account and click on the appropriate links. Download and print a copy for your records if available in PDF format, or print directly from the web page.


Jalisa Summerville is a social worker and former high school occupational English teacher who began writing in 2006. She has written grants for nonprofit organizations serving underprivileged children. Summerville holds a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University.

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