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Find Unclaimed Money!

May 11, 2016 11:38AM, Published by Staff Writer, Categories: Family, Home, Acadiana Life, Lifestyle




Don’t you love finding $20 in the pocket of a jacket? Could you use some extra cash? If so, you may be surprised to learn there’s unclaimed money that’s rightfully yours just waiting to be delivered to you.

According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), there’s approximately $42 billion in unclaimed funds in the United States. How does this happen? Well, people move, get married and pass away, causing financial institutions and companies to lose track of customers. When they can’t reach people to return refunds, overpayments and unredeemed money; it is turned over to the state’s treasury where it sits until someone claims it. Most claims are not time sensitive and are typically available to heirs.

So, what are you waiting for? You’re only a few computer clicks away from discovering if you have unclaimed property!

Louisiana’s Guide to Unclaimed Money:

  • Visit www.treasury.state.la.us

  • Click on “Unclaimed Property”

  • Click on “Search for Your Unclaimed Property”

  • Hit “Search for Lost Money”

  • Enter the suggested information in the search field. Don’t forget to yield a search with any other names you go by, such as your maiden name.

The search page will bring up names, addresses and approximate amounts owed. In the event you are owed funds, the process of retrieving it is pretty simple. After electronically submitting a claim, you will print and mail the form along with a copy of your driver’s license, social security card and proof of address.

This is a quick, simple and fun way to find cash. The average unclaimed property in Louisiana is around $200. Search for your friends, relatives and neighbors. They will love you for finding money for them!




National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators NAUPA Louisiana State Treasury Unclaimed Money Lost Money


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