Find Unclaimed Money: Here’s How to Search In Every State For Funds You’re Owed

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Very few things in life are better than free money. Especially when it’s free money you didn’t know you had coming. Which is why it’s smart to regularly conduct searches for unclaimed money that’s rightfully yours—according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, approximately 1 in 10 people have unclaimed cash or property just waiting to be found!

Below we’ve compiled links to search for unclaimed money in all 50 states. Be sure to search not just in your current state, but any state where you’ve lived or conducted business. Don’t forget to bookmark these links and set reminders to check them regularly!

What is unclaimed money?

Unclaimed or “abandoned” property refers to property or accounts within financial institutions or companies that has seen no activity (or contact with the owner) for one year or longer.

Unclaimed money can take many forms, including checking or savings accounts, stocks, uncashed checks (such as dividends or payroll), refunds from insurance policies, trust distributions, CDs, the contents of safe deposit boxes, and annuities.

When does money become “unclaimed”?

After a designated period of time called a “dormancy period” with no activity or contact, money or property becomes “unclaimed” and must be turned over to the state. The dormancy period varies from state to state, but the government must then make the property publicly available, usually through a state-run website.

How Can You Actually Get Your Unclaimed Money?

The first step in recovering unclaimed money is obviously figuring out if any is owed to you.

The second step here is to verify the claim and ensure that the money is actually yours. Depending on the situation, you may need to provide actual proof of ownership or validate your identity. After that, you should, be able to claim your money.

The process of claiming unclaimed money can be time consuming, but is usually not overly difficult. If you suspect that you may have unclaimed money, the best thing to do is to check out how to reclaim it from your state (which is listed below) and begin the process of reclaiming it.

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To find out if you have unclaimed money in a given state, use these links to conduct a search:

Alabama

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Alaska

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Arizona

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Arkansas

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

California

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Colorado median household income

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Connecticut

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

District of Columbia

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Delaware

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Florida

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Georgia

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Hawaii

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Idaho

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Illinois

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Indiana

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Iowa

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Kansas

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Kentucky

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Louisiana median household income

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Maine

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Maryland

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Massachusetts

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Michigan

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Minnesota

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mississippi

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Missouri

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Montana

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Nebraska

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Nevada

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

New Hampshire

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

New Jersey

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

New Mexico

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

New York

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Lower Manhattan, New York

North Carolina

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

North Dakota

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Ohio

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Oklahoma

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Oregon

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Pennsylvania

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Rhode Island

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

South Carolina

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

South Dakota

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA

Tennessee

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Texas

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Utah

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Vermont

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Virginia

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Washington

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

West Virginia

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Wisconsin

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

Wyoming

Residents and former residents can search for and claim missing money here.

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Author
Ryan Rabasa

Ryan Rabasa is an associate editor at Wealth Gang. His passions are technology, writing, business, and media. He won't trust an investment strategy that doesn't incorporate both technical and fundamental analysis.