Claim Missing Funds

If you have bills to pay or you want to make that next big purchase, but you’re short on cash, why not try to claim missing funds? Every year millions of dollars go missing for a variety of reasons and the federal government and the various US State Treasuries are having a difficult time counting and managing all that money. If you want to take some of the money off the government’s hands and you want to put a little bit in your pocket at the same time, you only have to search for funds that may already belong to you.


Wait, I Have Missing Funds?

That’s the question most people ask when they’re confronted with the prospect of finding lost or missing money. Most people assume that if they’re lucky enough to find missing funds, those funds must belong to someone else. It’s similar to someone dropping a twenty dollar bill on the ground. Someone drops it, you find it and then you get to claim finder’s keepers. That’s not how the process works at all. When you claim missing funds, that money actually belongs to you and it’s always been yours, it just hasn’t been in your possession in some time. We’re about to change that fact.


How Missing Funds End Up Missing

Most funds go missing when you change your address, change jobs or when you end up abandoning a bank account altogether. These things happen all the time, checks get lost  in the mail, funds end up going to the wrong individuals and before you know it you’re missing funds. This money still belongs to you, it’s just no longer in your possession. Your job is to search for those funds that you may have lost so that you can claim them as your own.


Claiming Your Funds

Using the Find Unclaimed Money database, you only need to search using your first and last name. If there are unclaimed or missing funds in your name, you’ll know almost immediately. You’ll be able to see how much you’ve lost, what organization or government entity has been holding that money and you’ll also learn the various steps you need to take to claim those funds.

That next bill, purchase or family vacation may be on you, as long as you claim missing funds that may have once belonged to you.