December 30, 2011 10:15 PM

Unclaimed property - be sure to check for yours

Rerunning this because today I found two more unclaimed property entries for Tripp - one from an insurance company that covered our business in California. The other from Paypal which was sent to an old address in Virginia.

You really need to check it out - please leave a comment if you find something!


It's not even 9:00 and our family is a little richer.  I searched California and Virginia for the working members of our family and came up with 169.37 for Matthew and 85.39 for Tripp in California!

Getting our claims ready now.  Let me know if you find anything.

How does that work? Why would the government owe us money that we don't know about?

It's not the government owing us money. It's money we have neglected to claim. My son's was a paycheck from his last employer in California he neglected to pick up before we left seven years ago. My husband's was a check from a title company from the sale of our business.

I also checked my mother-in-law's name (she passed away seven years ago also) and there is a check there from her auto insurance company - I assume a refund of her unused portion. Since Tripp's sister was the executor, we will let her know, because she can claim it.

At any time, state governments are holding more than $10 billion in unclaimed money and other property. Banks, businesses, government agencies and other entities across the nation are believed to still be holding at least this much. Some 30 million Americans are believed to have unclaimed money waiting to be recovered. Here you will find state government resources for finding and claiming unclaimed money and property.

States Beginning With:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Be sure to check each state in which you have lived.


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The links (the blue letters at the bottom of the box) don't work.

Posted by: linda mccowan | December 30, 2011 11:35 PM

Strange. I checked them and they worked for me.

I changed them up a little - hope they work now.

Posted by: Barbara | December 31, 2011 11:22 AM

Thanks for posting this. My husband has two unclaimed items! I don't know yet how much they are for (under $100) but we can use every penny. :)

Posted by: Molly | December 31, 2011 9:01 PM

Thanks for posting this! If anyone is having trouble with the links, you can search by state by visiting the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrator's site at

Posted by: Brooke | January 3, 2012 9:54 AM

Thanks for posting this again - I know I've checked in the past, but I just found one for me for $26. Not a lot, but I'm still happy to have it! And it was for a state I haven't lived in for 15 years. Now finding the proof they want that it's mine is another matter. ;)

Posted by: Sheila | January 8, 2012 5:10 PM

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