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Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:02 PM

 

How to find and claim missing money in your name:

I have used these sites the last two years and both times found & got "missing" money for my family from different states. You get the whole amount.


https://www.unclaimed.org/

http://www.missingmoney.com/


Ways to find unclaimed money in your name

1. Unclaimed funds

Unclaimed money from bank accounts, insurance policies, rental and utility deposits, safe deposit boxes and other places could be hanging out there somewhere in your name. All you need to know is how to check and collect it without paying any fees.

Itís particularly easy if you have a unique last name. Simply go to MissingMoney.com and punch in your name to do a database search of available unclaimed funds across all states. With one click of your mouse, you can cover the entire spectrum of whatís available.

Please note that not every single state participates. If you live in a state that doesnít participate with this free site, thereís one more option for you: Unclaimed.org. This website is a clearinghouse for the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

Also, if you ever had an FHA home loan, HUD may be sitting on refund money for you. Go to HUD.gov and see if youíre in their refund database.



2. Former pension plan

Millions of dollars in pension benefits go unclaimed, usually after companies go out of business or close their plans. When this happens, if the company canít find you, your pension money goes to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., a government agency that protects retirement income. If you think you may have an unclaimed former pension plan, check the PBGCís unclaimed pensions database to see if youíre on the list of people owed benefits and what to do next.


More in link: http://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/finding-and-claiming-missing-money-easy/

3. Old bank account

4. Check the IRS

5. Savings bonds




If you get some monies, please come back and let me know.

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Reply How to find and claim missing money in your name: (Original post)
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 OP
LisaM Nov 2017 #1
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #2
crazycatlady Nov 2017 #3
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #4
Orrex Nov 2017 #5
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #6
Aristus Nov 2017 #7
CurtEastPoint Nov 2017 #8
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #10
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #13
CurtEastPoint Nov 2017 #15
FirstLight Nov 2017 #9
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #11
NCTraveler Nov 2017 #12
csziggy Nov 2017 #14
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #16
procon Nov 2017 #17
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #18
Paladin Nov 2017 #19
Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #20

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:04 PM

1. I did this a few years ago and got almost $200.

The way my insurance company worked for dental benefits was screwy - they'd send me a check that I was supposed to take to the dentist and a couple just fell through the cracks. I'd already paid the dentist long before, so I was glad to get the money back.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:07 PM

2. Thanks to me, LOL! -ahem!- my sister got a thousand something one year, and $300 this year.

 

She gave me 10% both times. LOL!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:13 PM

3. Thank you

I just put in a claim--- sounds like an old paycheck

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:15 PM

4. wooohooo!! and the monies come fast enough.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:15 PM

5. LOL. Not one penny!

Score!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:24 PM

6. LOL! Try family members! Or try again next year. I found money for my sister two years in a row.

 

and give info to friends.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:27 PM

7. My dad still had some money in an account held in his name by his employer.

It was less than $10. I already received a bequest from his estate a year or so after he died. No need to pursue this claim...

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:30 PM

8. Struck out! Thanks for the info, though!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:33 PM

10. Yay!!!! & like I said the time to get the money is pretty fast.

 




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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:40 PM

13. Oooops! Maybe I misunderstood. Guess you did not find any monies.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:59 PM

15. Correct. No moola for moi!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:33 PM

9. 50 bucks!

from an old BofA acct! woot! sushi dinner!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:34 PM

11. Why not!!!

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:36 PM

12. I got a nice chunk from Florida escrow.

 

I'll check yours from home tonight. Thanks.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:43 PM

14. Even if you think you know all your accounts, check for unclaimed funds

I had a number of rebates that I never received and it turned out that Florida requires the companies to put that money into the unclaimed funds account. I ended up finding over $200 in rebates I had given up on!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:00 PM

16. Yep, some of the money we received surprised us; we still don't know where it came from.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:01 PM

17. Thank you for the links! Jackpot!

I found over $600 from several insurance companies. They must be really old refunds because I don't remember any claims.

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Response to procon (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:03 PM

18. woah! Awesome! I guarantee you'll get it sooner than you expect. LOL! Let me know, plz!

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:18 PM

19. States rack in huge amounts of money, by way of their escheat operations.

All those old savings & loan accounts, unclaimed oil & gas royalties, etc. really add up to some substantial money, over the years. Might as well see if you have any coming to you, before it's gone as a result of time limitations.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 06:19 PM

20. Yep! this: Might as well see if you have any coming to you,

 

Especially since it is so easy. You claim your money and it comes in the mail in no time.

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