4 Steps to Mobile Deposit a Paper Check on Cash App in 2023

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Although physical checks are definitely on their way out, and financial institutions actively try to discourage people from using them, some people still rely on them. 

For whatever reason you’re still using paper checks, you’ll be happy to know that Cash App has a mobile check deposit system that lets you deposit checks into your Cash App account by taking a photo of the check with your phone. 

Depositing checks via the Cash App is easy and includes the following steps:

  1. Tap on your balance in Cash App
  2. Scroll down and tap on the to Checks (Scan with your phone) option.
  3. After that, you’ll be asked to enter the amount of the check you are depositing.
  4. Lastly, take a photo of the front and back of the check with your phone’s camera.

This is a truly ingenious and simple way (perhaps the simplest) to deposit checks that is already widely available in other financial and banking apps

What to Do if You Can’t Deposit a Check on your Cash App

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If, in the Cash App, you don’t have the option to deposit checks, try doing the following:

  1. First, ensure that the Cash App is updated to the latest version.
  2. Verify that your device’s camera is working correctly.
  3. Ensure that your Cash App account is linked to a valid debit card or bank account.
  4. Check to see if a check deposit is available in your region or country. Mobile check deposits on Cash App are available only in the US in 2023.
  5. If none of the above steps resolve the issue, contact Cash App support for further assistance.

If nothing above works, it may be that Cash App mobile check deposit feature isn’t available for your account yet, as Cash App is still rolling out the feature to all of its users.

READ ALSO: Cash App Bank Name and Address (Direct Deposit Form)

Paper Check Requirements 

If you want to deposit your check via the Cash App, there are some common-sense requirements it has to meet. 

  1. The check is written to you, or jointly to another person
  2. It’s in your possession and control
  3. That it’s drawn on or payable by a bank, credit union, or other US depository institutions
  4. The check is payable in US Dollars
  5. Has been properly signed by the maker
  6. The amount of the check does not exceed the maximum check amount set for the use of Mobile Check Capture
  7. The check is dated, and the date of the check is in the past but no more than 90 days 
  8. Both the check or any photo of the check has been cashed or deposited previously
  9. The check has not been altered in any way 
  10. The check has been endorsed by you strictly in accordance with the instructions given to you
  11. The check has not been dishonored previously, nor are you aware of any reason to believe that the check will be dishonored

Or, in other words, the check should not be forged, altered, or previously deposited by you or someone else and it should be dated, in good shape, and properly signed by the issuer.  

If that’s not respected, the so-called, drawee bank or a collecting bank may make a claim and try to recover the funds without previously notifying you.

READ ALSO: 5 Places to Cash a Check on Sunday (When Banks Are Closed)

What to Do After Submitting a Check?

There are some things that I recommend before and after you deposit a check. For instance, you should make sure that your contact information is up to date so that the company can get in touch with you if needed. 

They could contact you using email or even text. But be careful not to click any links inside them as there are scammers trying to pose as customer support.

After you submit a check with Cash App’s Mobile Check Capture, wait a few moments until the app confirms that the submission was successful. It’s also recommended to keep the original paper check somewhere safe. 

After two weeks, you can destroy the original check unless Cash App tells you otherwise.

How Long Does it Take to Deposit a Check on Cash App

Cash App mobile check deposit is not instant. It took four business for funds to be available in my account the last time I deposited a check with Cash App.

In general, Cash App processes checks the same way as other banks do. So, the availability of funds from a check deposit varies depending on factors such as the type of check and the bank that issued it.

Usually, mobile check deposits take longer to process than in-person deposits made at a bank branch.

Cash App Check Deposit Limits and Fees

There are no fees for depositing checks into your Cash App account. That’s also consistent with the platform as a whole, as there are virtually no fees across the board except for instant transfers (1.5%). 

As for limits, there’s no information on any limits on the Cash App website, but we have to assume that there are some and that they depend on each customer individually. 

As the mobile check deposit service on Cash App is still new and is rolling out to only some of the customers there’s really no way of telling what the limits are. There are reports of 5 deposits per month totaling $7,500 or up to $3,500 per check, but that’s unconfirmed.

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How to Check Your Cash App Limits

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To find out what your limits are, simply open the Cash App and tap on the balance icon ($).

Here, you’ll find the Limits menu.

Once you tap on it, you’ll find your send and receive limits, as well as how much you can add or cash out. 

How to Increase Cash App Limits

To increase any Cash App limits in your account, verify your account by giving your date of birth, full name, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. 

Be aware that you might have to provide further information if the company can’t verify it using the above info. It’s standard procedure. 

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