|Missing Assets: Money the Government Owes You!|
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State and federal agencies are holding billions of dollars in unclaimed property and missing money. States collected $22.8 billion worth of abandoned funds in a single year, of which less than $1 billion was refunded to lost owners or rightful heirs.
State unclaimed property statutes consider assets to be abandoned when contact with owners is lost - typically due to an unreported address change or the expiration of a postal forwarding order, name change after marriage or divorce, incomplete or illegible records, and, of course, after unreported death of the owner.
When owners or heirs fail to claim the money over a specified number of years known as the dormancy period, holders - including banks, brokers, employers and life insurance companies - transfer the funds to a government trust account in a legal process known as escheat.
Here this money awaits your claim, along with billions of unclaimed dollars held by government agencies themselves - including $16 billion in unredeemed savings bonds, $92 million in undelivered IRS tax refunds, and hundreds of billions of dollars in unclaimed retirement and social security benefit checks and entitlements.
Note that in addition to those that have neglected to claim assets to which they are directly entitled, millions of family members are unaware they’re eligible to collect unclaimed money and property owed deceased relatives, who passed on without leaving an updated will.
It is important that you make a proactive effort to claim this money, as most holders of unclaimed funds make virtually no effort to locate lost owners and heirs.
Claims can generally be made in perpetuity, but there are time limits on refunds of some types of missing money, so prompt action is advised.
|Lost Life Insurance Policy|
|IRS Tax Refund|
|US Savings Bonds|
|Safe Deposit Box|
|Postal Savings Bonds|
|Missing IRA Account|
|Credit Union Account|
|Screen Actor Residuals|
|Social Security Benefits|
|Postal Money Orders|
|Gift Card Refunds|
|Music Royalty Payments|
|Unclaimed Child Support|
|Consumer Alert||$16 billion in unredeemed U.S. Savings Bonds|
|The value of unredeemed US Savings Bonds that have reached matured and stopped paying interest currently exceeds $16 billion. Have you forgotten about an old savings bond received years ago? Savings Bond Search|
|Consumer Alert||Unclaimed Life Insurance|
|One in three life insurance policies go unclaimed on death of the insured, because family members aren't always aware a policy exists, or don't know how to track it down. Unclaimed Life Insurance Policy Search|
|Consumer Alert||Are you heir to unclaimed property or an unknown inheritance?|
|Often family members are unaware they’re entitled to collect an unknown inheritance and other unclaimed assets owed deceased relatives who died without an up to date will. Unclaimed Inheritance Search|
|Consumer Alert||Have you been contacted by an unclaimed asset tracer?|
|Professional asset tracers often track down and contact family members and heirs of deceased relatives, demanding 35% or more for information on unclaimed money. Find and claim this money yourself. Unclaimed Money Search|
|Consumer Alert||Missing Pensions|
|32,000 missing employees and spouses are eligible to receive a share of $133 million in unclaimed pension benefits from bankrupt companies with terminated defined-benefit pension plans. Unclaimed Pension Search|
|Consumer Alert||Lost and Unclaimed IRA s - Individual Retirement Accounts|
|50 million Americans have invested in IRAs. If withdrawals are not made by age 70˝, or in some cases 59˝, Individual Retirement Accounts may be considered unclaimed and abandoned. Unclaimed IRA Search|
|Consumer Alert||Savings Accounts, IRAs and CDs at FDIC Insured Failed Banks|
|There have been over 100 bank failures this year and last, including the largest ever, Washington Mutual. Depositors may collect insurance proceeds - up to $250,000 per account - but there are time limits. Unclaimed Account Search|
|Consumer Alert||$50 million in unclaimed music royalties from satellite radio and internet webcasts|
|Over $360 million in digital music royalties from internet webcasts, satellite radio and cable television play are due recording artists, musicians & copyright owners. Music Royalty Payments Search|
|Consumer Alert||Unclaimed child support|
|States collect billions of dollars annually in court-ordered child support. Three-quarters of a billion dollars have gone undistributed & unclaimed, due to incorrect address information on the custodial parent. Unclaimed Child Support|
|Consumer Alert||$315 million in unclaimed military Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP)|
|The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act authorized special pay of $500 for every month served in stop loss status. 80,000 veterans & beneficiaries are eligible to claim an average benefit of $3,700. Military Stop Loss Pay|
|Consumer Alert||Unclaimed 401k Pension Benefit Search|
|Each year, $850 million in 401(k) retirement plan assets owed employees of companies that have gone bankrupt or ceased operations go unclaimed. Families of deceased workers forget to claim billions more. Unclaimed 401k Search|
|Consumer Alert||Missing Stock, Bonds and Dividends|
|The SEC estimates 3 million lost stockholders are entitled to unclaimed stock worth $10 billion. Additionally, $500 million in stock dividends and bond interest payments are not cashed each year. Missing Stock Search|
|Consumer Alert||HUD Refunds|
|Unclaimed HUD refunds are owed hundreds of thousands of homeowners who have or had FHA insured mortgages, because many home owners fail to notify HUD of a new address after a move. HUD Refund Search|
|Consumer Alert||Foreclosed Homeowners Settlement|
|Homeowners who were foreclosed on by Bank of America, GMAC/Ally, Citi, JP Morgan Chase or Wells Fargo between 01/01/2008 and 12/31/2011 may be entitled to share in a $1.5 billion legal settlement . Foreclosure Settlement Claims|