$11.6 million in unclaimed cash for Mainers available

Posted: January 29, 2018 | Senator Libby

Senator Libby urges residents to check if they are owed money from utilities, banks and other third parties

The State of Maine has received more than $11 million in unclaimed money in the past year, and Mainers are being urged to check whether any of that cash belongs to them.

These funds are money owed to Maine people by third parties, such as former employers, banks or utility companies. Organizations are required to give unclaimed monies to the State Treasurer after a specified period of time, after which the owner of the cash can retrieve it from the state.

“Everyone’s always so surprised and thankful when they learn they have unclaimed money listed. This year I’m asking friends and neighbors to help spread the word so more people are connected to what’s theirs,” said Sen. Libby. “Even if you have done everything right, you could have unclaimed money. It could be from a forgotten account, an overpaid bill or uncollected wages. This money could be unclaimed as a result of a change in name, addresses or bank account.”

You can search the full list here. If you find your name, of the name of your current or past businesses on the list, you can claim the money immediately online — for free.

You can also search your friends and family and let them know about unclaimed properties that may belong to them. To find out if you are owed money in other states missingmoney.com serves as a National Database.

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