Unclaimed Money from the Government
Find unclaimed money from bank failures, matured savings bonds, pensions, mortgage refunds, and more.
Help After the Death of a Relative
You may be eligible for benefits from the government if a family member has died.
What Is Unclaimed Money?
If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.
Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.
Where to Look for Unclaimed Money
Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.
States’ Unclaimed Money
Search by State
– Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.
Banking, Investments, and Currency
– Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
Credit Union Failures
– Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
SEC Claims Funds
– The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
– The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.
– If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
– U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.
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