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West Virginia unclaimed money
The State Treasurer is responsible for implementing the West Virginia Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Under this legislation or Uniform Unclaimed Property Act Title 112 Legislative Rule, the Treasurer is the custodian of all unclaimed property in the state. The West Virginia property is collected, processed, and kept or auctioned under the Treasurer's authority. Money from this program is deposited in the state's general revenue account or held indefinitely, until a beneficiary or the rightful heir for the funds can be found. The state holds approximately 250,000 accounts worth $60,000,000. The mission of the Unclaimed Property Division is to communicate, educate, and implement programs, seminars, and procedures necessary to most effectively and efficiently carry out the provisions of the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. The intent of the Act is to protect the property rights of the owners, provide a custodial service for the owners abandoned property, and to return the highest level of property to the owners as well as enhance revenue collections for the State of West Virginia.
All unclaimed property accounts, claimed by the rightful owner, are paid in full in accordance with the West Virginia Code. The West Virginia Unclaimed Property Division DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES for unclaimed property searches performed by our staff. 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 West Virginia is probably holding unclaimed funds in their name.
There is an alphabetical list of people whose last known address was in West Virginia and who are due to receive money for unclaimed property for the number of years prescribed by West Virginia Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. 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.
West Virginia 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. West Virginia 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 West Virginia'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, West Virginia, California or other areas.
If your name does not appear in our search, you may call or write the West Virginia state office for a complete West Virginia unclaimed money name search.
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