Free Ways To Track Down Your Unclaimed Money
Free Ways To Track Down Your Unclaimed Money

One out of every 10 Americans has unclaimed cash or property, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. Use the following resources to find any money you are due.

Find Money From the State and Federal Government

Find Money From the State and Federal Government

State governments hold unclaimed property from a variety of sources. Start your search with your state's unclaimed property program to find money from state tax refunds, bank accounts, insurance payouts, and more. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may also have undelivered or unclaimed tax refunds in your name. To check, contact the IRS by phone.

Search for Money From Insurance, Banking, and Investments

Search for Money From Insurance  Banking  and Investments

Various agencies track unclaimed insurance refunds and bank and investment account balances. Continue your search for unclaimed money by contacting:

Discover Money Employers and Borrowers Owe

Discover Money Employers and Borrowers Owe

When employers break labor laws, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) often requires them to issue back pay to employees. Use the DOL's search tool to find out if a former employer owes you money. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) handles pension payouts for companies that went out of business. Contact the PBGC by phone for assistance. If someone owed you or your small business money, you may have unclaimed bankruptcy funds. Access the U.S. Courts Unclaimed Funds Locator to search for them.

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