Evidence & Paperwork

  1. I don't have evidence of my previous address. What should I do?
  2. Why do I need to provide so many documents?
  3. I am not comfortable submitting my social security number. What should I do?
  4. I am not comfortable submitting so much information through the mail. What should I do?

  1. I don't have evidence of my previous address. What should I do?

    Credit reports generally list your previous addresses for at least 20 years. You can request a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com. Other examples of documents with your previous address include:

    • Employment or school records
    • Tax returns
    • Bank statements
    • Utility bills

    If the property is from MetLife, Prudential Financial or John Hancock, we can try to verify your identity using your date of birth.

  2. Why do I need to provide so many documents?

    The Wisconsin Department of Revenue must make sure you are the legal owner of the property. We can only do this if we require the claimant to provide specific documents to prove ownership. If we receive the proper documents, it will shorten processing time.

  3. I am not comfortable submitting my social security number. What should I do?

    The Wisconsin Department of Revenue requires your social security number for tax purposes. Without it, we cannot process your claim. You must provide a document that reflects your social security number.

  4. I am not comfortable submitting so much information through the mail. What should I do?

    If you are in the Madison area, you can submit your paperwork in person.

    Wisconsin Department of Revenue
    2135 Rimrock Road
    P.O. Box 8982
    Madison, WI 53708

    If you do not live in the Madison area, you may add delivery confirmation to your United States Postal Service letter. You may also send your information by certified, priority or registered mail.

Last updated September 10, 2013