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New York State has over $13 billion in lost money. Every day we return $1 million to those who file a claim.
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New York State has over $13 billion in lost money. Every day we return $1 million to those who file a claim.  
 
Lost or unclaimed money gets turned over by organizations required to report dormant accounts to the New York State Office of the State Comptroller. This money includes things like forgotten savings accounts, lost paychecks, and stocks or bonds.   
 
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Refer to this step-by-step process to find unclaimed funds:

  1. Visit the Search for Lost Money online service on the New York State Office of the State Comptroller's website.
  2. Enter your name or the name of the business or oganization you're searching for.
  3. Click Search
  4. If there is a match, the results will show matching names.

 

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  • Name of the person or oganization you are searching for. 
 
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If you find one or more accounts in your name - congratulations!  You may be able to claim it online which means that you could receive a check within a few weeks.  Some accounts, however, must be claimed by mail rather than online. That's because we need documentation from you proving that you're the rightful owner of the funds. 

To submit your claim, it's important that you follow step-by-step instructions.

After you file a claim, you can check its progress here on the New York State Office of the State Comptroller's website. 

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Call us Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. 

When contacting us, please have your claim information ready. You will need your Claim Reference Number, Confirmation Number or the OUF Code.

1-800-221-9311

Office of the State Comptroller Office of Unclaimed Funds 110 State Street Albany, New York 12236