Maine unclaimed money and property totals are just under $250 million. Their website has a live counter that is updated regularly with the totals. According to a report, the state’s unclaimed money department returned a record $18 million to Mainers in the last fiscal year with the average claim nearly $700. The total continues to grow by tens of millions annually despite these record return numbers. In that same fiscal year the state added $27.4 million.
The state of Maine offers a free searchable database. Results include a claim ID which can be used to check the status of a claim which can take several weeks to process. The results also contain the name the claim is under as well as the company or organization that reported it. The exact amount of the claim is not listed, however the results do indicate a range of the amount including over $25, $50, $100, $500, and $1000.
Maine Unclaimed Property Resources
Maine’s unclaimed property website contains many good resources for those looking to claim their cash. Their is a tutorial of how to claim property, submit a claim, complete the claim as well as how to track its progress. The site also offers links to places to search for unclaimed money outside of Maine. MissingMoney.com is a site where multiple states databases are searchable as well as Maine. They also offer a link to search for unclaimed savings bonds from the US government.
The FAQ section is helpful in explaining what unclaimed money and property is as well as how to prevent it moving forward. There also is a lot of information if you are holding unclaimed money and are unsure of how long you have to hold it before reporting it to the state.
Phone – 207-624-7470
Toll-free in Maine only – (888)-283-2808