How do I find out if the state owes me money?

Asked by Colin Kinnard on November 06, 2021

Categories: Personal finance Personal taxes

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Do a free search on the websites and, which are both endorsed by NAUPA. The sites feature collective records from all state-held unclaimed property. Check the treasury website for the state you live in and any other ones you have resided in in thepast.

Are you owed money by the government? Search for unclaimed money and property in states where you have lived. Check for unclaimed funds from bank failures or unclaimed deposits from credit union closures. Check for unclaimed back wages, pension money, or life insurance funds. Search for unclaimed or undelivered taxrefunds.

Where can I find unclaimed money? Below are government agencies that have databases you can search for unclaimed money.

  1. Treasury Hunt: Unclaimed U.S. Securities and Payments.
  2. HUD/FHA Mortgage Insurance Refunds.
  3. Credit Union Unclaimed Shares.
  4. National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. (Individual State Unclaimed Asset Web Sites)

How long does it take to get an unclaimed property check? How long does it take to get my money? Each state is different. Some states may process a claim in 2 weeks, while others can take several months or more from the date you_filed your claim. After filing, you may be able to check the status with the state online.