How do you find unclaimed money?


Quick Answer

The government does not currently have a single service that people can use to search for unclaimed money. However, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators is a nonprofit organization that offers a free, comprehensive search for unclaimed money. The search covers the unclaimed property programs of each state.

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A search of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators database covers property such as bank accounts, payroll checks and mutual funds. People can also search through organizations such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or the Policy Locator database of the MIB Group for unclaimed money from insurance policies. In addition, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation helps people locate unclaimed pension money and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Treasury Hunt website searches for unclaimed savings bonds.

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