Government Unclaimed Money and Property Search
By law, unclaimed money and abandoned property is remitted to the custody of a government trust account until claimants come forward. State government trustees recently took possession of $22.8 billion in lost and forgotten assets, of which less than $916 million was reclaimed by owners or heirs. Federal agencies – including the IRS, Social Security Administration, Bureau of Public Debt, HUD, FDIC & NCUA – collect billions more each year.
Most people have no idea they’re entitled to collect a share of the billions of dollars in unclaimed money sitting in government coffers. Think it couldn’t be you? Think again! You may have simply forgotten about a savings account or an unredeemed savings bond. Perhaps records were lost after a move, or due to theft, fire or flood. Maybe you never even knew you were named an heir in a family member’s will or beneficiary in a relative’s life insurance policy!
If you’ve moved, taken a new job, or changed name after marriage or divorce, it may be difficult to locate you. And sometimes being declared ‘missing’ can result from computer or clerical errors, or even after the expiration of a forwarding order from the post office.
To search for unclaimed property and abandoned assets complete the form below.