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How to Find your Unclaimed Money or Property
Did you ever wonder if your uncle has left you an inheritance that you didn’t know about? Was there an opened savings account which you forgot to close when you moved years ago? What about that canceled automobile insurance policy which you never received your refund check after you moved? How about that deposit for the utility for your old apartment? Sometimes you simply forgot that there was an account. Well, there is a good chance that you have some unclaimed money or unclaimed property from the government.
Every year, there is $30 billion plus unclaimed money. To determine whether you have unclaimed money or not, you will need to go online and put in the basic information. If the search comes up positive, you will have to contact the appropriate office and fill out the correct form. They will ask you for your social security number and your old address. They will ask to forward some documents to proof that you are the right person to claim the money or property.
You have to be careful when you find the websites to go to. Some are service companies. They will charge you a nominal fee to forward you the form. You still have to do all the work. It is best to go to the government websites which is free. Don’t worry, I will show you where to go to find the unclaimed money or unclaimed property if you have any. Most of the States are in the database; however, there are some that they are still working on. Here are few of the links:
- Missing Money Free Search for Unclaimed Property - Officially endorsed By The States and Provinces
Officially endorsed by NAUPA and the participating states and provinces, FREE national search for your missing money. State and provincial governments working together to safeguard and return your lost funds
Whether you found some unclaimed money or property or not, it is fun to do the free search. Good luck! If you found some money, please share the good news with me. I actually found more than fifty dollars from a canceled policy in New York when we used to live there. It was not a lot but I am fifty dollars richer!