► There is no central repository for unclaimed funds, nor
is there any true national unclaimed property database.
Each state administers it's own lost money trust fund.
► You must
search for unclaimed money in each state where family members have lived or
worked, as well as popular corporate domiciles like
► Check all variations of your name, including
maiden and previous married names, middle names,
initials, even nicknames and common misspellings. Do the
same for deceased family members - you may be entitled to
an unclaimed inheritance.
► Unclaimed property databases online contain
only a fraction of accounts actually available for claim,
and certain types of unclaimed funds are excluded
entirely, including many government checks and
► Unclaimed money owed by federal agencies (U.S. Savings Bonds,
IRS refunds, FDIC insured savings accounts, Social Security, retirement
and VA benefits, etc.) is not included in
state unclaimed property databases. Claims are paid by the issuer.