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Don’t miss out on unclaimed money!💰

According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, on average, about 1 in every 10 people has “unclaimed money.” Could you be one of them? Keep reading to find out how!🤞

These can be funds from past employers, utility companies, stocks, mutual funds, safe deposit box contents, uncashed checks, insurance policies, and more.

Missing Money Check

You may not know this, but businesses send money to state-run unclaimed property offices when they can’t locate the owner. And the best part is, you can find it on your own for FREE, using official databases like, Missing Money, or the Unclaimed Money directory on

You may be a bit leery that Missing Money has an address ending with .com. Not to worry, after you enter your name/state, will take you to your state comptroller site. These are usually .gov or .org sites. Those are where you’ll enter your personal info, and they are secure sites.

It’s quick and easy to perform a search and you might be pleasantly surprised with the results – ideally some extra money you would never have known about otherwise! We’ve had readers score anywhere from 30¢ to thousands of dollars!🤯

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Here’s how to search for and claim your unclaimed money:

  • Click here and click on your state
  • Follow the instructions to search for unclaimed funds based on your state
  • If you find a match, complete a claim form. Most states and provinces require a specific form to be completed which asks for pertinent information about the property and proof of ownership, such as copies of a checkbook, passbook, bonds, etc.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the specified form. You may need to supply additional documentation for verification.
  • 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.

HIP TIP: Unclaimed property is reported to the state in which the company or organization resides. It’s not uncommon to have unclaimed money in multiple states, especially if you have moved around to different states!

Missing Money Check

Check out comments from readers who found out they had missing money!

TY HIP2SAVE for the reminder!!! I checked for a friend & she had over $8,500 in unclaimed property. – Hip reader, Lisa

Just got money back from a bank account I closed that was still in my maiden name and prior address ($50)! Thank you!! – Hip reader, Mo

OMG Thank you! I just found $800+ owed to my parents from some class action lawsuits! :O – Hip reader, Sam

I check this every time you post this and find money for friends and family. I then tell them where and how to apply for the funds. I’ve found almost $10,000 in total!!!! For me, $0.00! I did this once at my family reunion’s banquet. I had people pull out their cell phones and look it up immediately. We had almost 25% of the room with missing, now found money.

Keep checking back. I do it every few months because the information changes regularly. – Hip reader, Sonya

I just received a check for almost 700.00!!!! I also found money for my mom and dad!!! This is very valuable information. I wanted to say thanks a million! – Hip reader, Jackie

I’ve done these searches for myself as well as family members, for years. I once found a hefty sum for my aunt, who insisted on giving me a “finders fee”, because at 80 years old, she said she would never have found it on her own. LOL. I have another family member who won’t claim hers because she feels like it’s a scam. I assured her it’s a .gov, and is not a scam. Can’t do much to convince her. Hip reader, Cindy

About the writer:

Jessica holds a Business Degree and 10 years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn

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Comments 28

  1. LT

    Thank you so much Hip2Save because the last time you post this. I actually filed for my missing money, claim it and I just received it last week!!! I couldn’t have know about that without you!!! Thank you so much πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  2. Scruffybean718

    Thank you!! I check every year and have never had anything, but this time my husband had 2 claims!

  3. Missy

    Thank you for posting! Found one in my husband’s name. His name was listed incorrectly (first name was entered as his last )so it didn’t show up the first time I looked. So be sure to check your name both ways πŸ™‚

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Missy! Thank YOU for the helpful tip! πŸ’ž

  4. Ben

    I checked this link last year when you posted and was able to find …. $50,000! My grandmother had it left in her bank account when she passed away 5 years ago. The site only said β€œ more than $250” πŸ˜†. It was quite a surprise and her 4 children were very happy as it was missed in her estate! It did take almost a year to get it all settled, but thanks so much for posting this.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO very sorry for your loss.❀️ Super glad you could find that, Ben! Thanks for letting us know how helpful this was for your family! πŸ₯°πŸ™Œ

  5. Keshjackson

    My husband had 2 entries πŸ™ŒπŸ½!! Thanks πŸ™πŸ½.

    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!!

  6. Motomom

    Wow!! Thank you H2S! I checked and had $22 unclaimed. With the gas prices and food these days, any bit helps, lol

    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow that’s great — you’re so welcome Motomom!

  7. Cara

    I found money due to me from when I was a teenager living with my grandmother 40 years ago. Unfortunately I couldn’t claim it because I had no proof of residence from 40 years ago. Darn!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! Sorry to hear that, Cara. ❀️

  8. jnamm

    Funny I check this maybe once a year. Today I found $48 unclaimed. Thanks Guys πŸ₯°

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! You’re welcome! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

  9. Lora

    Our state requires you to fill out a tax form for unclaimed finds because some funds earn interest, so you pay taxes on any interest. Found some unpaid rebates from about 15 years ago.

  10. sharonljallred

    Just found $75 for my mom and $55 for my brother in law who passed away 6 years ago Thanks!

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! So glad you found those!πŸ’ž

  11. Lisa

    The key is to check states you’ve lived in at least quarterly — not just a one and done kind of thing. There is no rhyme or reason to what/when money or property shows up. I am diligent about putting in change of addresses (but those are not good forever!) but know to check the states frequently where we’ve lived previously.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, Lisa!! Thanks for mentioning that! That’s important especially if you move frequently.❣️

  12. jenniferodea

    This is very cool! I’m so excited to see my check once I get it! Also, found money for my friends and family!!

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo!! Glad you were able to claim some missing money and help friends and family find theirs!πŸ’ž

  13. kristini

    Thank you!

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Kristini!❣️

  14. Renee

    When I renewed my Driver’s License in person here in Florida, I was told I had some unclaimed money.
    The DMV worker gave me all the necessary info to claim my money, and yes, I did receive a check in the mail.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Renee!!! That’s so great that they do that at the DMV!!! Glad you got your check!!πŸ₯°

  15. Gigi

    I am nervous about entering social security number

  16. Maria

    Is it possible debt collectors would use this to get info?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Maria! These sites are for unclaimed money versus collections on debts. The claim that I submitted requires me to mail a document to the coordinating agency in my state with identifiable documents. Hoping this helps! ❀️

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