We want to provide information to help you claim your unclaimed assets.
We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.
If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:
- Understand unclaimed assets.
- Learn about the process to claim unclaimed assets.
- Seek to get the most out of their unclaimed assets.
Table of Contents:
- Want to learn about us?
- Where do we get our information?
- Are we the government?
- Is my information protected?
- What is an unclaimed asset?
- What are the different kinds of assets that I may be able to claim?
- How can I find out if I have unclaimed money?
- How can I claim my money?
- Do I have to pay taxes on unclaimed money after I claim it?
- What happens if I don’t claim the money?
- How can I make sure my unclaimed assets are real?
1. Want to learn about us?
We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research unclaimed assets and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process. We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice please contact an attorney or a financial advisor.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.
Then we take the information and give it to you in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.
3. Are we the government?
No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can.
4. Is my information protected?
5. What is an unclaimed asset?
This could be money, property or another asset that has been available and not claimed for over five years.
6. What are the different kinds of assets that I may be able to claim?
Unclaimed assets are anything from life insurance to tax refunds, pensions, unpaid wages, trust funds, royalty payments, safe deposit boxes and more.
7. How can I find out if I have unclaimed money?
The most common way to find out if you have any unclaimed assets is to go through your state’s treasurer or comptroller. States have websites that let you search for unclaimed assets.
8. How can I claim my money?
If you find that you have unclaimed money or another type of asset, the next step is to fill out a claim form. This is to show the agency or office of your state the details they need to double-check your inheritance.
9. Do I have to pay taxes on unclaimed money after I claim it?
If you had unclaimed cash, you will not need to pay taxes on that money. However, if you had unclaimed property and it went up in value, for example, you will probably need to pay property taxes. Your state office can tell you more depending on the type of asset you claim.
10. What happens if I don’t claim the money?
If you have an inheritance, your money will not just disappear. In most states, these unclaimed assets will remain for you to view online and claim once you find them.
11. How can I make sure my unclaimed assets are real?
One way that you can usually rule out scams is if you’re getting calls from people saying that you have unclaimed benefits. Typically, you’re not going to receive phone calls about unclaimed money or property. You may get a notification in the mail, so check for official seals to make sure you’re not being contacted by a private company. Otherwise, keep in mind that state governments provide online resources to help you check if you have anything unclaimed. There is no 100% effective way to make sure it’s not a scam, so be very careful.