Unclaimed Property: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

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Did you know your state’s Treasury Department might be holding onto unclaimed property that belongs to you? States across the nation are in possession of millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets, such as dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, undelivered insurance payments or valuables left in safe deposit boxes, among other items. 

According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), more than $2.87 billion dollars in unclaimed property was returned to rightful owners around the country in 2023.

Claiming Your Property 

To find out if you have cash or property, visit your state’s unclaimed property website. A full listing can be found on the NAUPA’s website. Once on the site, simply do a quick search by your name or business name to determine. It is recommended you also search by your maiden name, if applicable.  

Claiming your property is free and easy. Once you identify your property, you can file a claim by providing some basic information about yourself on the website. You will be asked to securely upload some verifying documentation to validate your identity, including providing your social security number. It may take up to ninety days, or longer in some instances based on the amount, for your claim to be processed. 

Here to Help 

Doeren Mayhew encourages you to rightfully claim what’s yours. Should you have any questions about this process, please get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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