Living in the digital age that we do, it’s easy to overlook or miss things. We have dozens of passwords to remember, we’re regularly distracted by social media, and we still have our everyday lives going on. Shoot, I can’t tell you how many times I forgot to update my address or change my personal info on old accounts. If you’re in the same boat, you may want to check out the site for the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office and look into “unclaimed property.”
What is “unclaimed property”?
According to the site for the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office, the unclaimed property can include the following:
- Dormant bank accounts
- Uncashed checks
- Unclaimed wages
- Safe-deposit box contents
- Insurance claim payments or benefits
- Stocks or bonds
It’s not just property belonging to the forgetful, there is quite a bit of property that belongs to the deceased. If you’re looking for unclaimed property that belongs to a deceased relative, the site for the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office says you can claim it on the condition that you’re one of the following:
- The surviving spouse
- Brothers and sisters
- Nieces and nephews
How much money is unclaimed? According to the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office, over 1.5 million Idahoans have a whopping $151,974,143 available to claim! That number is far greater than what the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office says they have already returned in $14,827,430. They even have an interactive map sharing exactly where those dollars are.
Who knows? Some of that $151+ million could belong to you and you may not even know it. See what you’re owed here.
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