It's extremely easy to search for unclaimed money by name, taking only a few minutes online and it is free. In fact, the process is so easy, you may wonder why you did not act sooner to locate funds that have long reposed with authorities awaiting your contact.

Step 1

Access unclaimed.org. This will bring you to the official website of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, NAUPA.

Step 2

Click on the state where you want to perform an unclaimed money search. You will be redirected to that state government website to continue your search.

Step 3

Complete the search forms on the state government website. Carefully input all information. Any small mistake in the spelling of your name or any other data could prevent you from finding any money you have coming. Once you have provided all information, run your search.

Step 4

Contact the state treasury department to determine exactly how to receive your money. Sometimes the websites will let you know that funds exist but not give you thorough details on how to make a claim; thus, a telephone call is usually best.