These 75 southern Idahoans have unclaimed property worth more than $100

Susan Orison of Bellevue and Larry Gauger of Gooding have unclaimed property. It’s money in some form, and the state wants to give it back.

The Idaho Treasurer’s Office provided this sampling of 75 people with unclaimed property valued at more than $100 whose last known addresses are in southern Idaho. To check for your name, visit yourmoney.idaho.gov or call 877-388-2942 or 208-332-2942.

BELLEVUE

Robert L Jones

Jane Judge

Love Linda Kimbell

Susan Orison

Louise D Pulliam

Lorena Rangel

Salesforce Com Inc

BUHL

Elma Glenn

Floyd Haney

Sherron L Morgan

Denise Servin

Robert Watt

Faye E Whitmore

BURLEY

Laurie S Brase

Rodney J Brase

Clayton Dale Ellis

Estate Of Jeppesen Phyllis

Luz E Guerrero

Cooper Jason

Phyllis Meireis

Brock E Page

Verna E Page

Richardo Rangel

Jesse Seiber

Delfino Villalobos

GOODING

Kenneth C Cunningham

Sherry J Cunningham

Larry Gauger

Velasco Reynaldo Gordillo

Harvey C Iverson

Gabriel Jimenz

Ilse Leal Martinez

Ruby E Royse

HAGERMAN

David E Fish

HAILEY

Corinne Bise

Anton A Bodner

Kenny Demeurichy

Suzanne K Grant

Dan Griffis

Robert L Jensen

Steven R Lawley

Yvonne Alee Marsters

HEYBURN

Jeanne Jensen

JEROME

Roy Climer

Cheryl J Davis

James W Davis

David A Fansler

Shane Griner

Dayze Hayzey

Jerry B Knudson

Harry Kreefer

Joseph I Schallberger

Ana Delia Soria

Chris Stevenson

Peter Strouse

Diana L Suter

KETCHUM

Stephen K Boone

Marybeth Flower

Lopez Guadalupe

Annette Korobkin

Dana Vallely

Veltex Market

TWIN FALLS

Fernetta M Adam

Bradley S Brann

Engineering PLLC Brockway

Marie E Jt Burnett

Kobe Coronado

Schana W Gearing

Haylee Gladeau

Craig D Holman

Jeff Humphrey

Oren B Hutton

Vada Juker

Elizabeth Kerlin

Julie A Mahler

‘Your Money’ program reunites man with $12,000 in unclaimed property in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With the state of Rhode Island in possession of millions of dollars worth of unclaimed property, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s office has been sending out checks to residents worth an average of about $250.

But for one man – the check was worth more than he could’ve ever imagined.

“Emmanuel came into our office, he said that he had hit on tough times,” Magaziner said Monday.

According to Magaziner, Emmanuel was a member of a credit union that closed down.

“He had over $12,000 in that credit union,” Magaziner said. “He didn’t know where it was, or how to get to it.”

Little did Emmanuel know, all of that money was on its way back to him thanks to Magaziner’s “Your Money” program, which aims to reunite Rhode Islanders with their unclaimed property. The treasurer’s office plans to send out approximately 35,000 checks totaling $10 million by the end of the year.

Unclaimed property can include money left in old bank accounts and safe deposit boxes, uncashed paychecks, unreturned utility deposits and uncollected insurance payments, just to name a few.

“They don’t just get to keep your money, they have to turn it into the state that you’re in,” Magaziner added.

Magaziner said that statistics show one in five Rhode Islanders have unclaimed property and some, like Emmanuel, are receiving checks worth upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

“When Emmanuel was in our office he was very excited that we had his missing money,” Magaziner said. “And we know that there are thousands of Rhode Islanders just like him.”

If the state can find an address for someone owed money, a check will be sent automatically. Those without an address on file will have to file a claim.

Unclaimed property never expires and next of kin is eligible to claim money owed to a deceased relative.

The state recommends checking the state’s website here to see if you are missing any money.

Source: http://wpri.com/2017/12/18/your-money-program-reunites-man-with-12000-in-unclaimed-property/

Hey, Harold, Pick Up Your 300 Bucks

There’s a guy named Harold in California who has more than $300 coming to him. All he has to do is claim it.

There might be money waiting for you, too.

State treasuries and unclaimed property divisions hold billions waiting to be distributed to the rightful owners. More than $3 billion was returned in 2015, the latest year for which statistics are available.

It is easy to see information on these rightful owners – all you have to do is enter a name in the appropriate state database. You’ll find that a person named Harold in California is due more than $300, Mary in Indiana can claim more than $100, and there are thousands more who could ask a state treasurer to cut them a check.

This forgotten money – known as unclaimed property – can come from a number of sources, including forgotten bank accounts, utility deposit refunds and uncashed paychecks from previous employers.

By law, organizations holding property are required to try to contact the rightful owner and deliver it. But sometimes the owner can’t be reached. The person may have moved to an unknown address, for example. If the owner can’t be located in a time frame mandated by the state, say five years, the funds must be turned over to the state. The money will remain there until the owner – or an heir – claims it.

Finding lost treasure

Wondering if you’re owed money? You can find out by contacting your state’s unclaimed property division. Here is a link to the list of states, where you can access databases for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as U.S. territories.

The online databases generally require you to enter the potential owner’s last name, then have optional fields for the first name and address. You can search your current name and any others you may have used, such as a maiden name. You may also want to search for the names of family members, living and deceased.

In addition to searching your current state’s database, it’s smart to look at databases for other states where you lived or worked.

If there are matching records, you’ll want to know how much money the state is holding. Some databases will list the amount on the results page, down to the penny. Others give ranges, such as “more than $100.” Some may not provide a dollar amount; you’ll have to fill out a claim form to find out the value.

How to claim your money

The matching record page generally provides a link to the state’s claim form. You may be able to fill it out online, depending on the type of asset and its value.

Be prepared to provide identifying information similar to what’s required when you open a bank account: a government-issued photo ID, Social Security number and proof of address. In Harold’s case, if he submits a claim with a copy of his driver’s license and Social Security card, along with a pay stub or utility bill with his current mailing address, he should be good to go.

You’ll also need to affirm you’re the rightful owner of the property. If you are filing a claim as an heir, you may need to provide a copy of the owner’s death certificate and other documentation, such as a copy of the will.

Each state has its own laws for how long it takes to process a claim. In California, for example, a simple claim could be paid in 30 to 60 days. Harold, if you’re reading this, that means you could receive your money in less than two months! But California law allows up to 180 days to process a claim, which may be necessary for complicated cases.

There are companies that will conduct unclaimed-property searches for you. But they charge finder’s fees, usually a percentage of the property claimed. Some states have laws that limit the percentage to around 10%. But if you do it yourself, it’s free.

Like Harold, you could have money in a state’s unclaimed property department. It may have been there for years, but there’s no need for it to sit any longer. Go and claim it.

Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/hey-harold-pick-up-your-300-bucks-cm893637

State to return $10M in unclaimed property to 35K Rhode Islanders

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Treasurer’s Office has designed a program matching unclaimed property – to the tune of $10 million – to known addresses. The program has thus far matched funds with 35,000 Rhode Islanders, meaning the average value of each check is about $285.

Seth Magaziner, the state treasurer, was scheduled to announce the new program dubbed “Your Money” at a press conference on Monday.

“Your Money matches unclaimed property with known addresses so money can be returned automatically,” according to his office.

The program is a split from the previous system of unclaimed property that required residents to check a state database and then submit a claim. The treasurer’s office is using various information – including tax records – to match the unclaimed property with known addresses of recipients.

The checks could range anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds. Although any amount totaling more than $2,000 will require additional verification, according to Evan England, spokesman for the treasurer.

The state is the custodian to millions of dollars in unclaimed property, ranging from undelivered paychecks to valuable lockboxes and inheritances. The treasurer’s office is obligated to hold and payout the property once rightful ownership is established.

Last fiscal year, the state’s Unclaimed Property Division processed 10,070 claims and  returned more than $12.2 million.

In many cases, England said, individuals are simply unaware the property exists, which Your Money is designed – at least in part – to rectify.

Source: http://www.america.easybranches.com/rhode-island/State-to-return–10M-in-unclaimed-property-to-35K-Rhode-Islanders-351423

Vermont Guard Foundation discovers money they didn’t know they had

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The foundation that raises money to help Vermont military families facing an unexpected expense or repair has discovered a surprise in the state’s unclaimed property fund.

In November, State Treasurer Beth Pearce told NBC5 her office is sitting on more than $80 million in cash and physical assets she’d like very much to reunite with rightful owners.

Since then, Pearce reports a surge in claim requests and has successfully returned money on a robust pace — roughly 2,000 more claims from individuals than at the same point last year, which was a record year.

But her staff has also been reaching out to a variety of names on Vermont’s unclaimed property list, sending letters to as many of the 420,000 entries and last known addresses as they can.

And they found a match — in the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation Fund.

The NGCF fund treasurer says she was shocked to discover what appears to be a deposit made in connection with a 2013 air show, which had to be cancelled suddenly. The deposit was eventually forwarded to Pearce’s office in Montpelier.

“Companies don’t get to keep those,” Pearce said. “We think this is from three or four years ago, but we only got it this year.”

Pearce personally presented a check for $1,301 to foundation leaders at Camp Johnson Tuesday. She again urged Vermonters to log in to her site — or the national “missing money” database — and type in some names.

You might be in for a surprise. Unclaimed monies range from a low of $1 to more than $500,000.

The service is free and takes a matter of seconds. Links follow:

VT: http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/

NY: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/

NH: https://www.nh.gov/treasury/unclaimed-property/index.htm

Source: http://www.mynbc5.com/article/vt-guard-foundation-discovers-money-they-didn-t-know-they-had/14466981

You may have unclaimed property — really

Sometimes, we all get mail, telling us we have won a prize or have something coming to us. Sometimes, those messages come by phone — and as consumer advocates warn —  many, whether delivered by mail or by phone, are just designed to separate you from your cash.

But some have Unclaimed Property in Maine — about 2,750 people, were sent a post card last week from State Treasurer Terry  Hayes, letting them know they can submit a claim for Unclaimed Property the state is holding in their name.

On Monday, Hayes said notifications were sent by postcard through the U.S. Postal Service. The postcard notification was limited, however, and many who didn’t get a card in the mail may still have Unclaimed Property.

“If you do not receive a postcard from my office, you may still have property,” said Hayes in a news release. “Postcards were sent to select individuals with accounts that hold $1,000 or more, but there are hundreds of millions of dollars in additional property. Every citizen needs to review the list of Unclaimed Property. It should be just as routine as filing taxes each year.”

At present, the state treasury holds nearly $242 million in unclaimed property, Hayes said.

Unclaimed Property consists of money and other financial assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of inactivity. It includes items such as bank accounts, checks not cashed, life insurance policies, unpaid wages, stocks and dividends, refunds, and safe deposit box contents.

Hayes also sent out a warning about fraudulent schemes purporting to be from her office.

“If someone is asking for a payment or personal information, tear it up, or hang up the phone, because that is a scam,” she said. “Call our office directly or go to our website.”

To see if you have unclaimed property or file a claim, go to https://www.maine.gov/upsearch and follow the instructions.

Deputy Treasurer Matthew Colpitts said if someone is without a computer, they can call the office to find out if they have property to claim.

“If it is determined they do have property, we will set up a claim and mail any documents that need to be completed,” he said in an email. The number to call is 624-7470 or Toll-free in Maine only — 888-283-2808.

Source: http://www.journaltribune.com/news/2017-12-17/Front_Page/You_may_have_unclaimed_property__really.html

Life insurance policy locator finds $6.6M+ for Georgia consumers

ATLANTA – During its first year, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Life Insurance Policy Locator has helped hundreds of Georgians with lost or misplaced insurance policies or annuities, according to the Georgia Department of Insurance.

The department said the free consumer tool has matched 589 Georgia beneficiaries with lost or misplaced life insurance policies or annuities, returning $6,617,801.60 to those consumers.

“So far this year, hundreds of Georgians have been matched with lost or misplaced life insurance policies and annuities totaling $6.6 million,” Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. “The response from this application has been tremendous. I encourage everyone to log in to see if they have unclaimed money left to them from a deceased family member or loved one.”

About 3,362 consumers have conducted searches for Georgia policies since the policy locator was launched in Dec. 2016. The service was created to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies and annuity contracts. Individuals who believe they are beneficiaries, executors or legal representatives of a deceased person may submit a search request form.

Nationally, the consumer tool has matched 8,210 beneficiaries with payouts totaling $92.5 million.

“There are many Georgians who don’t know where to begin when searching for a lost life insurance policy,” Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence said. “The life insurance policy locator streamlines and simplifies the process for consumers.”

According to Consumer Reports, an estimated $1 billion in benefits from life insurance policies are unclaimed.

Since 2012, the Georgia Department of Insurance has entered into 25 multistate regulatory actions that resulted in 9,770 Georgians receiving unclaimed life insurance benefits totaling $199,958,666.

Source: https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgia/life-insurance-policy-locator-finds-6-6m-for-georgia-consumers

How to find money that may be yours, but may not have known about in New York and Pennsylvania

CORNING, N.Y. – If you’re running low on holiday spending money, there may be dollars and cents simply waiting for you.

Both New York and Pennsylvania have programs where any unclaimed money is sent with the hopes of that money being united with its rightful owner. That owner could be you.

“If it’s your money you can claim it and we’re holding it for you until you look it up,” Sheri Owens, the Central New York Regional Director for the New York State’s Comptroller’s Office, said.

That money, being held in your state comptroller’s lost funds accounts.

In New York, the comptroller’s office is holding more than $15 billion in lost money.

That’s over $9.2 million in Chemung County, $8.7 million in Steuben County, and $1.2 million in Schuyler County.

In Pennsylvania, it’s more than $3.2 billion. If you think none of it could be yours, think again.

“I ask a lot of people, ‘have you searched your unclaimed funds?’ and they go, ‘oh no, I don’t have any,'” Owens said. “Well the issue is it’s lost so you wouldn’t know. So just check, it just takes a few minutes.”

To see if you have any unclaimed funds, just go to your corresponding State’s Comptroller’s Office. Under their search bar, just type in your name, hit search and a list of addresses may appear. If any of those addresses look familiar, it may be that you could have some money.

“After that, if you have an address, you click on that. We ask you to fill out some more information,” Owens said. “Primarily we need your social security and a matched address to confirm that claim is yours.”

If you have any deceased relatives, try searching their name and if you can prove you’re an heir, that money could be yours.

“The same process occurs and we’ll ask you to provide a death certificate,” Owens said. “Those take a little bit longer to process but you can claim money that is rightfully yours due to an estate.”

Owens suggests checking the unclaimed funds database every year as new claims can turn up. The holiday season, could be the perfect moment.

“What better time to have a nice surprise. Maybe it’s your own personal gift, maybe you sit down, have a cup of coffee or tea, get on the computer and find out that it’s a family, friend or relative that has some money and it’s a nice surprise or gift you can give them.”

Claims take five to 15 business days to process. To see if you’re owed any money, check out your state’s unclaimed-funds database:

For New York, click here. For Pennsylvania, click here.

Source: http://www.mytwintiers.com/news/local-news/how-to-find-money-that-may-be-yours-but-may-not-have-known-about/881409715

Is Your Name On Maine’s Unclaimed Property List?

AUGUSTA, Maine Check your mail: The Maine state treasurer has sent out nearly 3,000 postcards indicating you have property on the unclaimed property list.

The money, part of the treasurer’s unclaimed property database, comes from third parties, like former employers, banks and other companies.

If you did not receive a postcard, you may still be on the list.

“Postcards were sent to select individuals with accounts that hold $1,000 or more, but there are hundreds of millions of dollars in additional property,” state treasurer Terry Hayes said in a statement. “Every citizen needs to review the list of Unclaimed Property. It should be just as routine as filing taxes each year.”

The list can be searched at: https://www.maineunclaimedproperty.gov/app/claim-search

Source: http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Is-Your-Name-On-The-Unclaimed-Property-List-463693763.html

Illinois treasurer urges state residents to check for unclaimed property

ROCKFORD – Illinois residents could get some extra cash from the state ahead of the holidays.

State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said Illinois residents can check the office’s unclaimed property database. I-Cash, the state’s unclaimed property division, has paid claims valued at more than $160 million this year, with its largest claim valued at just over $1.3 million.

The state treasurer said one in four people who check the I-Cash database find property. Businesses, non-profits and units of local government can also have property to claim.

The Illinois treasurer’s office is the custodian on unclaimed property, including lost bank accounts, insurance policy proceeds and forgotten deposit safe boxes. Items are surrendered after private entities tried for at least 5 years to locate the owners. Because of the thousands of items surrendered each year, residents should check the I-Cash website every 6 months.

Source: http://www.america.easybranches.com/illinois/Illinois-treasurer-urges-state-residents-to-check-for-unclaimed-property-445672