Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office are ready to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds. DiNapoli oversees 33 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at $14 billion until the money can be returned to its rightful owners.

The billions in unclaimed funds come from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years. Some accounts hold money that has been lost and forgotten since the 1940s.

Residents can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.