With the Internet, claiming unclaimed money is easier than ever before. Many of these websites offer free searches that require little information. Most of the time, you will only have to provide your name and validate an address in order to claim your money. In some cases, you may need to provide a Social Security Number to access your money. When people realize that they may have unclaimed money sitting in a government account, they want to access it as soon as possible. Depending on what type of unclaimed money you are tying to find, there are different places that you can find it. This process does not require hiring a person to find your funds, you can do it on your own, easily and for free online. You may be surprised by the amount of money you can find on these websites, and by how easy it is to claim your money.
One type of unclaimed money that a person may be trying to find is a life insurance policy. The first place to start is with the state’s insurance department. You can go to the website of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to get contact information if you are having trouble locating that information. When you are trying to find a life insurance policy, you will want to contact the state where the policy was purchased. If the policy holder purchased the policy in the state of California, then moved to Florida, and died in Colorado, you will want to contact the office in California.
If you are looking for other unclaimed money or property, there are several websites that you can visit in order to track that money down. The first place to go is the website for the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), which is Naupa.org, or Unclaimed.org. These websites are identical to each other, just remember to type in .org and not .com because that will lead to an entirely different website that will not help you at all. When you go to these websites, you will find information about any unclaimed property that is held by the states, like: safe deposit boxes, bonds, mutual funds, uncashed dividend or payroll checks, stocks, and bank accounts. All you have to do is click on the map and go to each state that you could have any unclaimed money in. You can also go to missingmoney.com, which is a free website that is endorsed by the NAUPA.
If you are on the hunt for an unredeemed savings bonds or Treasuries, you go to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Treasury Direct website. You will have to fill out specific forms with information that you may not know off the top of your head, like the date of the bond’s purchase, or, if you are looking up something for a person who is deceased, their social security number.
There is one website that you can go to that will give you links to a plethora of websites that will help you get your unclaimed money depending on what type it is. This website is https://www.usa.gov/unclaimed-money. It breaks everything down into sections, and then gives you links to websites that will help you get your money.
There are many wonderful websites that you can visit in order to find your unclaimed money. A majority of them are free and easy to navigate, and you will be able to get your money quickly. Make sure to check every state that you have lived in to ensure you get all of the money you may have left unclaimed.