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How to Find your Unclaimed Money or Property

Updated on February 27, 2010

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:

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!

 

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Great informative hub, Tim-tim, thank you.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Melinda, thanks for visiting. I so admire you because of your knowledge and intelligent! Great to hear from you!

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      rprcarz50 7 years ago

      Hi there , I'm same as a2z50. You know, when you mention money people listen. Sure made me listen and read all the way through! Great stuff ! Thanks for following me too!

      As always also a2z50 Keep on Hubbing!

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      rprcarz50,glad you listen and read my hub! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed it.

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      One of these days I'm going to make that search.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Why not now, Sheila? You might be a millionaire and you don't even know, LOL.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Tim-Tim. I keep hoping I find out someone left me money but it hasn't happened yet! Good information. Thanks.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Yes,Pamela. I hear you:)I guess I have to go back to work and stop dreaming, LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Cool Pamela, maybe I don't have to work so hard writting writing and more writting, I might be a millionaire, Great hub, and awesome information.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks Darlene! If you happen to find some unclaimed money, I want to know:) I would be so happy for you! Thanks for visiting:)

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for great and valuable information, thank you so much for sharing. godspeed. creativeone59

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      You are welcome,creativeone59. I am glad that you find it helpful!Thank you for visiting!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      It would be nice to pay things off and be more independent. In this life -money is more freedom. It can't buy a warm heart like yours though. Thank you Tim-Tim.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Awwww....Isn't that sweet, Micky? Having a friend like you is priceless! I would trade my friends for anything, seriously:) Thank you so much for telling me about the unrecgonized email! What am I going to do without you, Michael?

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      Art 4 Life 7 years ago from in the middle of nowhere....

      I'm going to see if I am a millionaire...LOL

      Thanks for the info..Tim-tim...

      good hub, I pressed your green button!

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Art 4 Life,thank you so much for visiting my hub. If you didn't become a millionaire, at least you got a good laugh, I hope.

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      Where do you get all these ideas from :-))

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      De Greek,life experiences, my dear! College costs a lot but life experience is priceless!Thanks for visiting.

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      michael 7 years ago

      Great!!! Thanks. What ever I find you will get half. Thanks again

      I love the line "Life experience is priceless".

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks, Michael. You are the best!

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      kathy02 7 years ago from Mayenne. France

      Great hub. I am working my way through your hubs, I like this one very much. Unfortunately I don't have any rich relatives or ancestors, as I recently traced my family lines back to the 1700's and they were all Agricultural Laborers! even thogh some emigrated to Michigan, and New York State in the 1800's I will do a hub on it soon.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Kathy, I am glad that you like my hub. Unfortunately, I don't have rich relatives as well:) Guess back to work tomorrow, hah. I am looking forwarding to read your hubs soon.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for share with us. I never know before. But it open my eyes about unclaimed money or property. Nice information.

      Prasetio.

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Thanks Prasetio. This website is good within the US. I don't know if other country will work the same. Thanks for taking the time out and read my hubs. I really appreciate that!

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