$11 billion in New York unclaimed money is just under the gross domestic product of Cuba! It’s the most unclaimed money being held by any state.
Besides the fact that is a heavily populated state and contains one of the largest cities in the world, the fact that New York State does not give dollar amounts to unclaimed money finders on its list is one of the contributing factors to the reason there is so much money being held.
We’re located in New York, so we are checking the New York unclaimed money site often. We don’t do it much as unclaimed money finders, but basically for friends and family that might have unclaimed money being held for them in New York.
Even if you don’t find money the first time, it is good to check it every few months.
You never know what is going to show up. As I mention in the About Me page, I found money for my father several years ago that went back to 1939!
I had done previous searches using his name over the years and nothing came up, so it pays to do a search now and then.
Check out this video from the New York State Controllers office to learn more about unclaimed money being held and how you can claim your share.
If you are lucky and have everything you need in order, you can narrow the amount of time to claim your money to just a few weeks. If you have to gather information that is hard to come buy, such as proof of a residence that you lived at many years ago, it could take several months to get your money.
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