What Is Unclaimed Money?
If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.
Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.
Where to Look for Unclaimed Money
Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.
States’ Unclaimed Money
- Search by State – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.
- Pensions from Former Employers – Search for unclaimed pension money from companies that went out of business or ended a defined plan.
- FHA-Insurance Refunds – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Search for Savings Bonds That Stopped Earning Interest – Treasury Hunt allows you to search for bonds issued since 1974 that have matured and are no longer earning interest.
- Calculate the Value – Find the value of your paper savings bond.
- Replace a Savings Bond – Replace lost, stolen, or destroyed paper savings bonds.
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