Ever had the feeling that you didn’t get a check or payment you were due, or just want to see if anyone owes you money that you forgot about? Search your state’s unclaimed property records to see if there’s some ‘found money’ just waiting for you to pick it up.
Go to http://www.unclaimed.org/ and select your US state(s) &/or Canadian province(s) of past & present residence, and search for any unclaimed property in your name (or the names of family/friends).
It’s quick, easy, and who knows, something may turn up like it did for me!
Washington state requires you to upload a picture of your ID and proof that you lived at the residence attached to the unclaimed property. I just took a picture of my driver’s license & uploaded it all on my phone, and then searched my email for copies of old leases or bills and uploaded one of those to prove my old addresses. Took me about 15 minutes to submit three separate claims for ~$10 – $25 each, and we got back over $100 between me and my wife, mostly for old cable/internet bill refunds due to us but never received. Awesome!