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Cha-ching! You might have missing money!💸

Have you ever heard of MissingMoney.com? Established in 1999, MissingMoney.com is a national database that enables you to perform searches for lost assets required by law to be turned over to the states – like money due from past employers, utility companies, stocks, mutual funds etc. What does this mean in plain English… you can search for money owed to YOU!

Steps to Search for YOUR Missing Money:

  • Click here, enter your name and state and click on “go.”
  • If you find a match, complete a claim form. Most states and provinces require a specific form to be completed which asks pertinent information about the property and proof of ownership, such as copies of checkbook, passbook, bonds, etc.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the specified form and supply any necessary documentation and identification.
  • The claim form and ID are then mailed to the state for review. The state will respond to you directly after they have reviewed your submission and verified that you are the rightful owner.
  • Most states send you an acknowledgment letter after receiving your claim. Claims processing time frames vary between states and provinces and property to property based upon claim activity. Click here to view the list of participating states in MissingMoney.

Check out these readers who found out they had missing money!

I just checked last week and had $1300 from a state I haven’t lived in since 2006! i have checked occasionally over the years, but it just recently showed up. So be sure and check every state you’ve lived in because you never know!


I found $500 and $10k for some of my customers back when I waitressed! I got a “Finder’s fee” from both of them!


I did this last time Collin posted and I got back $300 from an uncollected paycheck and $20 from a hospital overpayment from a long time ago. So awesome!!


Yes it is totally legit. I had $1200 from an old insurance claim.


I checked the New York Comptroller’s the last time you posted . Thought I might have maybe $25 from an old disability insurance check from 30 years ago. I lived in apartment 126D; they had typed in 126O. Imagine my surprise when I received a check for just over $800 when I needed it most. Thank you Collin!


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Comments 37

  1. Snowflake1211

    I did this and found $4,000 that was owed to my dad (he had passed away) and from that I discovered a monthly installment of $100 that I now get! I check my husband and he had $150 owed to him from a deposit when he moved apartments and my mom found money from her parents. Really worth your time to check!

  2. JMonte509

    I checked my information and I have $200 unclaimed. Thank you!

    • Trisha

      How do you claim it ?

      • Snowflake1211

        JMonte that’s awesome!

        Trisha- This was a few years ago for me so it might have changed but I just clicked a button that said claim and then since it was for my dad I had to mail in a copy of his death certificate and the will stating I was the heir (I’m an only child). Then I mailed in a copy of my drivers license and also of my marriage certificate since my name changed from when my dad passed away. They tell you where to mail it and I think 2 or 3 months later I got a check in the mail. My husband just had to send in a copy of his drivers license I believe. We might have had to send in a 2nd form of ID but it tells you everything you need. Good luck finding your money!

    • Liza (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Whoo hoo!! $200 is an awesome amount! You’re very welcome!

  3. Katrina

    I have 3 claims! They are all under $100, and idk how much exactly. Wow. Still cool.

    • Liza (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      So awesome Katrina! Glad you were able to find some surprise amounts!

  4. Stephanie Loflin

    I checked this website about a year or 2 ago when it was posted here on Hip2Save. I had around $80 from a hospital over payment. It was easy to use the NC site and claim right there online and then received a check from the state around 25-30 days later. At the time, I did not even think to check my maiden name. Went back a few months ago and found my name twice from Nationwide Insurance. The way to claim has changed though. Now you print off a claim form and provide documentation of who you are along with a notary seal and then mail in the claim form. So not quite as easy as before but still not much work for me to claim the money! I just thought I would share my experience so others know how easy it is and to be sure to check all names such as maiden names. I also found a little over $1,000 for my Nana from several checks from the power company membership corp! So be sure to check for family and friends too!

  5. Mama6

    Thank you so much for this. We checked years ago and found several hundred dollars. I just checked and my husband has money and our state is asking for a claim number. How would I locate this?

    • Mama6

      OOPS! I found it 🙂

      • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Oh good! You’re welcome!

    • Diane Wagner

      Click on the listing and a new page pops up with the claim # clear to the left.

  6. Shauna

    My search found my name, city & state… and then said amount “unknown” and from where was “not disclosed”. I then followed the links to my state and searched there…and found:
    Cash
    Credit Balances – A/R
    Less than $1
    T MOBILE
    I thought maybe a zero or two was missing…but fairly certain it is literally less than 1 dollar. Well, that was fun:)!

  7. sheri a charboneau

    Last time I checked I had around $80 from rebates that had lost in the mail, and my husband had around $100 from an electric deposit from an old apartment.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow! That’s awesome!

  8. Steph

    I’m only 21 so I figured there was no way I had anything, but I checked anyway for the fun of it. Lo and behold, $36 from the IRS! All I had to do (for Indiana) was upload documentation online – no mailing anything.

    It might not be a lot, but $36 is more than nothing!

    • Tia

      Yep. $36 is still $36 more than you had!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It sure is, Steph! Glad you checked!

  9. jess

    Definitely check! I’ve found stuff 3 different times – old paycheck that never made it to me in college, a hospital refund, and a rebate. One of them was only like $3 but the other 2 were several hundred!

  10. Sonya

    I never find anything for myself, just family and friends. So far I’ve found over $3000!!! You should check this yearly.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s amazing! Thanks for sharing, Sonya! Definitely worth checking out!

  11. moultonsplace@gmail.com

    I found 3 claims for my Mother in Law, 4 claims for my Brother and Sister in Law, nothing for me but hopefully this helps them. I check every couple of years.

  12. Lynn

    So I’m guessing that this company is legit and mailing off (or submitting online) important papers is safe to do?

    • Marie

      Thats what I am wondering. It wants my drivers license and SSN? Fraud protection 101 is not to give those out like this. Is it legit? Can anyone verify they sent in SSn and drivers license and not had problems with receiving a legit check?

  13. Cindy

    My husband did this for his elderly aunt, a few years back. She had $1,200 in a bank acct from 30 years ago!!! It was still there. It was listed in her maiden name at an account that she shared with her deceased sister. She had to prove that she lived at that address listed and she was the sole survivor. She could and she did.

  14. amy111

    I think you just found an old paycheck from my teenage years? lol. Thank you to the person who said to plug in your maiden name! If this is an old paycheck, it would have from 20 years ago! Whaat? haha

  15. Renee

    When I went to the DMV to renew my Driver’s License in Florida, they checked the unclaimed funds website for the state of Florida to see if I had any unclaimed funds. Was surprised that I had $31.00 from an old bank account that was turned over to the state. Hopefully, the entire state of Florida does this, but the county I live in checks for unclaimed funds. They give you the information for obtaining the funds, and I received my money in a shorter period of time that they originally told me.

  16. Fran

    Showing page not found??

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry for the confusion! The link has been updated if you wanted to check again!

  17. Jessica

    What if my address has since changed from the address mudslinging is showing me?
    I’ve recently moved and updated my address to the dmv, but haven’t gotten my hard copy license changed to reflect that. ( still a valid is in my state) how would I show proper documentation? Also, I am living but the other included is now deceased. I’m sure it’s obvious, but I’m not awake yet, lol.

  18. Marie

    Thats what I am wondering. It wants my drivers license and SSN? Fraud protection 101 is not to give those out like this. Is it legit? Can anyone verify they sent in SSn and drivers license and not had problems with receiving a legit check??

  19. amanda

    I really hope that this is a legit site. I’m owed over $1200 from an old automobile insurance claim that I forgotten about since it was over 10 years ago. I could really use that money.

    • Kathy

      I’m a bit leary. This is showing as a non secured site.

  20. CobbersMom

    I’m so glad you run this post periodically! I can’t tell you how many times I have found money for myself or someone in my family by checking these links. Just now I found some amount over $100 for my ex and more for his late MIL. I told him I want a commission 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Happy you have been able to find yourself and others their money! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  21. heywilson

    Once again I’ve found money for myself and 4 others!! WOO HOO!! I’ve checked this site before so I wasn’t really expecting to find anything. May I suggest that you look around at the different links. The state I live in doesn’t participate in missingmoney.com but there is a link from there that took me to my state. And another example, the state of Arkansas lists by county and I was able to find 3 people that way, some of the other states do also. So explore, it’s fun, legit and you may be surprised at what’s out there for you. Yes, you have to prove who you are but that is a good thing now days! PS My form didn’t print out with the “claim” showing so I called the state and they are mailing me a new one! Great customer service from the state claims office.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for all the awesome tips, heywilson!

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