Connecting New Yorkers With Their Lost Money

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli oversees more than 39 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at $15.5 billion and has made it a priority to help connect New Yorkers with what is rightfully theirs. To help with this effort, staff from the Comptroller’s Office of Unclaimed Funds will be attending community events across the state this month to help residents search for their lost money. To see the schedule and locations of these events, visit the Comptroller’s website.

The billions in unclaimed funds come from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years. Some accounts hold money that has been lost and forgotten since the 1940s.

“I encourage everyone to come out and search for money that may be waiting for them,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than $1.5 million a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”

Bronxites who cannot make it to the events can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311
(Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

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