|Federal bankruptcy courts hold over $200
million in unpaid refunds and unclaimed distributions
to bankruptcy creditors. A record number of recent
bankruptcy filings this year will increase this total
Federal bankruptcy trustees often aren't able to make an effort to locate those owed money, particularly if you're a creditor owed unclaimed funds from a bankruptcy filing in another state.
Because unclaimed funds arising from a bankruptcy filing come under the purview of the Federal Bankruptcy Court System, they generally will not show up in a search of your state unclaimed property database.