These are the most common examples of unclaimed property:
- Insurance claim payments
- Security deposits
- Life insurance proceeds
- Vendor payments
- Utility deposits
- Miscellaneous outstanding checks
- Safe deposit boxes
- Gift certificates
- Dormant checking/savings accounts
Generally, property goes unclaimed because checks aren’t cashed or there is no activity with an account.
For example, if you had a savings account and did not withdraw or deposit any money in it for five years, the bank would, after attempting to contact you, remit that money to the State Treasurer.
It would then become the State Treasurer’s responsibility to try to locate you.
Unclaimed property is turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office every year by companies from across the country. Once you’ve had unclaimed property, chances are you’ll have it again — so keep checking for your name.
All unclaimed properties are held forever, subject to claim by the rightful owner or heirs.
If you know that the property is valued UNDER $300:
Submit a claim online or call the State Treasure’s office at (402) 471-8497.
If you know that the property is valued OVER $300:
Mail the notarized claim form along with a photocopy of your Driver’s License and Social Security Card and a list of previous addresses.
If you’re filing on behalf of a business:
Mail a notarized claim form along with proof of your ability to represent the business such as a business card, documentation of the company’s FTIN and a photocopy of your photo ID.
If you’re an heir claiming on behalf of an estate:
Mail a notarized claim form, a photocopy of your Driver’s License, Social Security card, documentation of your right to act as a representative of the estate, and a copy of the original owner’s death certificate.
Email or call the Unclaimed Property Staff at 402-471-8497 if you have any questions.
If someone on the list is deceased, then the nearest living relative is entitled to claim the money.
It may take several weeks for all the paperwork to be processed and the money sent to you, especially during the advertising season in the spring.
You can still prove that you’re the unclaimed property owner, even if you don’t know what the property is or where it came from.
Simply send in a copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your social security card and a list of former addresses in Nebraska for the last 10 years.
The Treasurer’s office will verify the information we have and let you know if you’re the rightful owner.
If you are claiming the unclaimed property on behalf of someone who is deceased or you are a personal representative, please include the appropriate documentation to show that you represent the estate of that person (if the owner is deceased, please include a copy of the death certificate).
There is a little known business that lets you do that. Unclaimed money finders locate people that don’t know they money being held for them and help them to recover it.
In return, they charge a commission after the money is recovered.
Please click here if you would like to learn more about becoming a Nebraska unclaimed money finder.