In Texas there is currently over $4 Billion in unclaimed money and unclaimed property waiting to be claimed by current and former Texas residents. Last year in the Lone Star State, the Texas Comptroller’s office returned over $281 Million in missing money and unclaimed property. That averages to over $770,000 per day! If you live or have ever lived in Texas this money could be yours and searching and claiming is FREE!
Texas has now made that process even easier with a brand new revamped unclaimed money website. This site now allows for simple searching including adding zip code, town, business name, or claim ID if you have that. It also now allows the ability to check the status of a claim once submitted. Also, you have the ability to upload proof of ownership or next of kin documents for your missing money claim. This expedites the lengthy process associated with mailing copies of these documents and then waiting for a response.
Unclaimed money can be any number of things: a forgotten deposit for a utility bill, a safety deposit box not willed properly, unknown bank accounts from deceased relatives. Click here for more types of unclaimed money and unclaimed property.
According to a report by Houston’s KHOU the state plans on expanding the site in the near future to allow for easier claiming:
“There is no statute of limitations on unclaimed property. So even if this is something that you remember way back when, many years ago, go online, go to ClaimItTexas.org, check it out. You can always come to us and claim your property. The property always belongs to the rightful owner,” said Bryan.
Officials plan to add to the abilities of the website moving forward, including at helping victims.
“The Legislature took some steps in the last Legislative session to make finding that victims restitution a little bit easier. And since we run a program here that is focused on getting that money back to rightful owners, I think they felt that we would be best positioned to make that process a little bit easier,” said Bryan.