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How to Find Out if Your State Government Owes You Money

Updated on September 26, 2015

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Does Your State Owe You Money?

Did you know that there is a way to find out if your state government owes you money?

It is actually much simpler than you may think.

It is as easy as going to a website and doing a database search using your name.

The money I am referring to would be an unclaimed refund (for whatever reason) is owed to you, but has not been claimed.

This often happens as the result of a move or change of address.

I learned about this after checking out Kevin Trudeau's book, Free Money "They" Don't Want You to Know About.

Note: I wouldn't recommend buying this book, because most of the information covered is stuff that all other personal finance books cover, except for the State and Provincial website where you can look up if you have money that is unclaimed.

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The Website to Search for Refunds

The website to search to see if you are owed any money is:

Here you can search by your name and state, and find out if you have any money that has not been claimed.

This could be unpaid wages, refunds from banks, and various other refunds that are due to you. states that "this data is refreshed and NEW unclaimed properties added WEEKLY from participating states and provinces."

How to Find Out of the Government Owes You Money

Some States do not report to the Website

There are certain states that do not report state government money owed to people, but they are stated in the video above and on the website.

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Disclaimer is not a way to get-rich quick, it is not a pyramid scheme, and is not a way to get cash fast. It is a way to responsibly check to see if you have not claimed all that is owed to you from your state.

If you do find that you have unclaimed cash, you have to go through the proper channels and file forms verifying your identity.


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    • tipstoretireearly profile image

      tipstoretireearly 5 years ago from New York

      It's well worth checking!