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Unclaimed Assets

Unclaimed Assets

IMPORTANT: There is no government-wide, centralized information service or database on how unclaimed government assets may be obtained. Each individual federal agency maintains its own records.

To find out whether any unclaimed funds are being held by the federal government, you need to determine the type of benefit or payment that could be involved, the date on which the payment was expected, and how the payment should have been made.

Given this information, the agency responsible for certifying any payment due should be able to assist you in getting the current status of the payment involved. The titles and addresses for all federal agencies can be found in the United States Government Manual which is available in most public libraries.

Below are government agencies that have databases you can search for unclaimed money.

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators' website www.unclaimed.org is an excellent resource. This association consists of state officials charged with the responsibility of reuniting lost owners with their unclaimed property.

Their website was developed by state unclaimed property experts to assist the public, free of charge, in efforts to search for funds that may belong to you or your relatives.

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Last modified 05/23/18