Billions of dollars in unclaimed assets are waiting for the taking, and it’s possible some of that cash belongs to you.
According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), the billions include unclaimed:
- Payroll checks
- Tax refunds
- Certificates of deposit
- Insurance benefits
- Pension payments
Are you the rightful owner of a piece of that unclaimed cash? It’s easy to find out. Here are two good places to start your search:
MissingMoney.com is an NAUPA-sponsored website that allows you to search for unclaimed assets in the state where you live, as well as other states where you have lived or worked in the past. Simply input your last name and the state where you reside.
Unclaimed.org is the official NAUPA website. It allows you to conduct a more targeted search by connecting you to states’ individual unclaimed property programs. Click on your home state and you will automatically be redirected to your state’s program. Make sure to check out other states where you’ve lived as well.
If your unclaimed property search proves fruitful, the process for claiming your money varies depending on the type of asset and where it’s held. Contact NAUPA or your state’s unclaimed property program for assistance.
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