Unclaimed Property

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  1. pmdeve

    pmdeve DIS Veteran

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    Has anyone every put in a claim for Unclaimed $ from their state. I just looked on my state's treasury department and found my name. Is this legit?
     
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  3. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    Yup. I search this periodically when I get bored. I have found over 5,000 for various friends and family members, including myself and my DH.
     
  4. 2BOYMOM

    2BOYMOM DIS Veteran

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    Yes, it is. I found $200 for my mother-in-law then helped her fill out the forms to claim it.

    Also, I use to work for a mortgage insurance company and I filed the state forms annually to report checks we had written and were never cashed as unclaimed property. You would not believe the $$$ just our company alone reported.
     
  5. Ms.Grumpy

    Ms.Grumpy Sweet Home CHICAGO!

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    I had $150 once. Just filled out the forms and the check came in the mail.
     
  6. MichelleinMaine

    MichelleinMaine DIS Veteran

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    As long as it's on the state webpage, absolutely. (Some crazy scheme place telling you you need to pay $X to claim- bogus. Your money = free to claim!)

    We've showed up on it twice- forgotten savings account and then Upromise we never use anymore. :thumbsup2
     
  7. acourtwdw

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    I found my friends dad and her sister on our state's site. They both got over thousand dollars. So worth it!
     
  8. NJtoATL

    NJtoATL Mouseketeer

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    YES!!!! I got $6,000. My husband got $2,000. It was great because he was unemployed at the time and it was a blessing. :worship: The only thing you pay out of pocket is to have the form notarized. If you know some one that is a notary will pay very little to nothing.
     
  9. Aisling

    Aisling <font color=darkorchid>Where your mind goes, your

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    Yes, it's legit! My FIL is a doctor who retired and moved to the Philippines about 10 years ago. Last year we found out about that website and checked our name. Well, his name came up. It turned out he didn't cash in all his money sources before he left, and he had 3 big checks sent to him(about $18,000 total!!!) after filing the form.

    Check your name, you never know.
     
  10. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    I found myself once. It was only $72 but it was $72 that I didn't have before.
     
  11. poohbear8

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    As others have said, be sure you are on your state's webpage. There should be no money required to file the paperwork.

    I have found money for family and friends. Found my name once, which was a leftover stock dividend. No idea why the company didn't just mail it to us. We hadn't moved. I had to send photocopy of our ID's and SS card.
     

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