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Does The US Government Owe Me Money?

Federal and state agencies are collectively holding more than $58 billion in unclaimed assets and benefits for U.S. residents.

State laws typically require financial institutions and corporations to turn over to state coffers including paychecks, refunds, insurance payouts, and bank account balances that have been “abandoned” for a certain number of years.

Millions of Americans — including celebrities such as Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake, and Lindsay Lohan — could find their names in the following public databases designed to help people reunite with their lost money.

  • State-held property. The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators provides a gateway to each state database. Visit and click on the state you want to search. Remember to check all states you have lived in; funds often go undelivered because the recipient (or a beneficiary) moved and the issuer didn’t have a current address.
  • U.S. savings bonds. The U.S. Treasury has 45 million matured savings bonds (worth $16 billion) that have not been redeemed. Go to to search by name; it may be worthwhile to look up older family members who might have forgotten bonds purchased many years ago.
  • Pensions. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation also has an online search directory for accrued retirement benefits owed to about 38,000 people

Source: CNNMoney, January 27 and March 5, 2013

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