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Connecticut Unclaimed Money
The Office of State Treasurer at Connecticut has a bold statement to make:"$300 Million in funds Unclaimed". Are you one of them, which could bite into the money pie? The Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division returned a total of $9.4 million to rightful owners during fiscal year 2003, for the fourth consecutive year. This is a landmark record where in excess of $9 million was returned. In fact, $47.8 million has been given back to more than 42,500 individual and business claimants during the past five years, and nearly double the amount of money returned to owners and heirs in the preceding five years.
Connecticut unclaimed money is held in the state treasury office. Every state has unclaimed property laws which declare money, property, and other assets to be abandoned after a period of inactivity of three to five years. According to the Unclaimed Property Act of Connecticut, the unclaimed property is held until it could be handed over to the rightful owners.
Please try using various combinations of your name in order to search for unclaimed money. Also bear in mind that there may be assets in your maiden name. Each year billions of dollars in dormant or lost accounts go without ever being found when governments, companies and banks lose track of the true owner of the money. This could be due to a host of reasons like marriage break up, misspelled names, businesses going bankrupt, banks getting dissolved, unexpected migration or relocation of jobs, address changes without prior notification, death, post office errors etc. If you know anyone who has ever moved or died, the state of Connecticut is probably holding unclaimed funds in their name.
There is an alphabetical list of people whose last known address was in Connecticut and who are due to receive money for unclaimed property for the number of years prescribed by statute. The Unclaimed divisions have held the accounts for more than 2 years. Even if your name is not on the list, you may wish to call the Unclaimed Property Division to check if any funds are being held in your name. It is important to note that accounts held less than 2 years are not available for public inspection.
Connecticut unclaimed property or money could be in the form of funds from a dormant checking and savings accounts, un-cashed money orders, cashiers checks, mineral royalty payments, safe deposit box contents, unused gift certificates, unclaimed insurance benefits, lost cash dividends, stock, found utility deposits, unclaimed security deposits, and court deposits. Connecticut unclaimed property, which was held by another state or a company, is kept in protective custody if they could not be paid to the rightful owner. The owners last recorded state address is always taken into consideration with reference to Connecticut's unclaimed money.
Make sure you check with every state in which you have ever lived (unclaimed property is generally turned over to the state of your last address as reflected in the records of the business holding your found money, stock, etc.). Do not assume that the business has your last known address. If the business holding your property doesn't have a valid address for you, the property is supposed to be sent to the state where the business was incorporated. Many large corporations are from: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, California or other areas.
If your name does not appear in our search, you may call or write the Connecticut state office for a complete Connecticut unclaimed money name search.
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