Learn how to find unclaimed money the government owes you. There may be funds that are owed to you. You never know, unless you check.
While many folks have heard that the government holds monies and assets that actually belong to others, most do not know how to find it.
Tips to Find Unclaimed Money Held by the Government
Unfortunately, there is not a single resource for you to contact about misplaced or lost assets. There are however, 4 tips to help you find money or property that belongs to you or your family.
- Search for unclaimed money and property in the state in which you live.
- Check for unclaimed funds from bank failures or unclaimed deposits from credit union closures
- Search for undelivered tax refunds or refunds from an FHA-insured mortgage.
- Check for unclaimed back wages, life insurance funds, or pension money.
Where to Look?
It would be nice and simple if there were one large government database of information where you could search by state, name or social security, right? But sadly, that is not yet available. Maybe one day. But until then, you will need to scour and search through different gov sources for unclaimed money.
Here are some important places to look if the gov owes you money or property:
- Search listings of funds by state.
- Search unclaimed pensions from companies that went out of business or stopped a defined plan program.
- Search for unpaid back wages. Do you think you may be owed for back wages from an employer. You can search the database of workers of the WHD, Wage and Hour Division of the government. Check it out.
- VA Life Insurance Funds: You can search the US Dept of Veterans Affairs, VA, for funds that may be owed to current or past policyholders, or beneficiaries.
You never know what may be owed to you or your family, unless you look.
We hope this has answered your question, “how to find unclaimed money the government owes me”?