Are You Due an Overlooked Refund? Unclaimed Property?
Finding Steps to Recovering Missing Funds
Find those Refunds or Unclaimed Property
Are you due an unknown or overlooked refund? Do you have unclaimed property? What if you can’t even remember if you are due a refund from a company that gave up trying to get it back to you? Or, what if you didn’t know who to call to get a refund you know you are due?
Here is a commonplace way to check to see if you are due, All 50 states including D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam…Even 4 Canadian provinces plus the country of Kenya!!
First, you need to remember any address that you could have lived at in your lifetime, including business and former business addresses. After keeping track of the states and/or territories, this master website will help expedite such information: www.unclaimed.org. After you go here, choose the state or territory you lived or worked in. A new window or tab will open taking you to that states website to check Each state and/or territory has its own website to check so the method of input varies, but is really pretty self-explanatory.
The websites ask for you to input you last name/business name, your first name, and then the city and/or zip code. And if you have a property I.D. #, there usually is a space for including such. Leaving fields open widens your search, sometimes not refined enough, and can lead to several pages of information to go through looking for your name on that listing. The more information that you provide, the easier the list generation is to help you see if you are on the list. Once you input the info you are able to hit the search or input details, the website will query the details and search the credentials from public record. After your list is returned, search for the detailed listing to see if money is due you! It will return Name, address, the reported amount, and the relationship to owner or co-owner. Usually if the amount due you is under $100, it will only list that amount as being Under $100. Right on these websites, there is an area whereby you are able to expedite your claim for refund/missing property and submitting claim to such. The method does vary by state, but the opportunity is there to get the ball rolling on making claim to that money you were already due!
Another website link that is geared at real estate ventures is from MissingMoney.com. After all, it never hurts to check it out!
Refunds are always nice, any time of year! Since the funds or property already belongs to you, why not claim them?