Does NYS Have Your Unclaimed Money?
This weekend is your chance to find out if New York State has some unclaimed funds owed to you. Remember, Otsego County has $5.8 million dollars in unclaimed money; Delaware County has $3.9 million in unclaimed money. Is some of it yours?
According to a press release, staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds.
October 6-7 DiNapoli's office will be at the Taste of Catskills festival at Maple Shade Farm in Delhi from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
“I encourage everyone to come out and search for money that may be waiting for them,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than $1.5 million a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”
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 who cannot make it to the events can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.