Pay Warrants are valid for one year from the date of issue.
If you have a pay warrant that is over one year old, contact Payroll Administration regarding reissuing the warrant. If your pay warrant is more than three years old, you must request a replacement warrant directly from:
State Board of Control Government Claims,
PO Box 3035, Sacramento, CA 95812-3035
More information is available online: http://vcgcb.ca.gov/docs/forms/claims/GCClaimForm.pdf