There is more than $58 billion in unclaimed cash and benefits that states, federal agencies and other organizations are holding. According to the article (link below), the "abandoned" funds include uncashed paychecks, forgotten bank account balances, unclaimed refunds, insurance payouts and contents of safe deposit boxes.
Are you owed money? Want to claim it? Here are a few of the sites where you can find out. Go to CNN Money for more:
- State-held unclaimed property: Visit NAUPA's unclaimed.org for a map with links to each state's program.
- Life insurance: For benefits not held by the state, check the insurer's site directly. For example, MetLife has an online search.
- Pensions: For Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. benefits, visit the agency's online search directory.
- Tax refunds: In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said it had $153.3 million in tax refund checks that were undeliverable. To make sure you've received your checks, visit the IRS's Where's my refund? tool.
H/t: David Garber