The New York Comptroller’s Office is reminding that unclaimed funds have resulted in nearly $1.5 million dollars in lost money being returned each day.
As of March of this year, the Comptroller’s Office holds over 46 million in unclaimed funds accounts worth a total of $17.5 billion dollars.
“Our office is dedicated to returning every dollar of unclaimed funds to its rightful owner,” said New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “The unclaimed funds system puts the power back in the hands of the people, making it simple and convenient to access and claim their unclaimed funds.”
Claiming unclaimed funds though can be done through an online database that is administered by the Comptroller’s Office. The unclaimed funds include financial assets including bank accounts, uncashed checks, and insurance policies, that have been dormant for decades.
You can visit the online claim system HERE, to see if you are owed money or by calling 1-800-221-9311.