Its been estimated by US government officials that there is about $32 billion dollars left unclaimed by its respective owners.
Holy cow, back in 09’s and 10’s, people lost everything they had thanks to recession and here we find so much money that is unclaimed yet. Spooky!
Lets try and figure out ways to claims your uncleared money
1. Check the federal government’s savings bond database
Start your search by visiting the Treasury Department’s savings bonds website and navigate to a special page called TREASURY HUNT. To get to the Treasury Hunt page, click on the tab for “Individuals,” then on the tab for “Tools” — or just go to Google and search for the term “Treasury Hunt.”
Once you’ve reached the Treasury Hunt page, you’ll find a big blue button two-thirds of the way down marked “Start Search.” Click on it, type in your Social Security number, and you’ll instantly be informed whether or not they are holding bonds in your name. The whole search should only take you a few minutes.
2. Check the Banks
It so happens that we may forget to check out the bank account which was opened by our parents when we were kids. Ask yourself whether you cashed it out or not? If not then my first stop would be the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) website, which provides links to the individual databases of all 50 states listing unclaimed assets.
I’d also visit missingmoney.com, a one-stop-shop for finding unclaimed property that is operated by a private company for NAUPA. What distinguishes both these websites is the huge amount of data they can access — and the fact that both of them are FREE.
There are also unclaimed-asset sites that will charge you to do a search. A typical example is unclaimed.com. But please go to the correct site, unclaimed.org. Take the FREE approach first. The other sites charge up to $18 per search.
3) Check With the IRS
IRS is the best place to begin the search. You go online to the IRS website and you click on the link labeled “Where’s My Refund?” You then input some basic information about yourself (Social Security number, filing status, and the amount of refund you’re due) and the site will tell you the status of your refund. If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can phone the IRS toll-free at (800) 829-1040 and ask them if they’re holding a tax refund for you. Since 2004, taxpayers have used the “Where’s My Refund?” tool more than 24 million times. If you think there’s even a remote chance that you never got a refund you were supposed to get, you should join this crowd.
Now here’s the big catch. The IRS has a rule that you have to claim your refund within three years from the time your return was due or they get to keep the money. If you have a refund coming to you for 2007 or later, you still have a chance to get your money.
Although we feel the above mentioned information will be useful for your search on unclaimed money. We do not guarantee you its success. And in any such case of you not being able to find your missing money, we are NOT RESPONSIBLE for that.
We would encourage you to keep the post as an alternative in your search for money and also we insist you to find out your own ways to claim your money, if any has been left unclaimed