Here’s How To Find Out If The Michigan Treasury Has Money For You
Michigan has millions of dollars in unclaimed property that includes uncashed checks, bank accounts that haven't been accessed in a while and stocks and bonds. Could you some of it be yours? Here's how to find out.
Some estimates say the over 33 million people in the United States have money or property coming to them, that they know nothing about, or how to access it.
But the State of Michigan wants you to access it, so every February, they remind residents to check the State Unclaimed Property web site to see what maybe coming to you.
Simply go to unclaimedproperty.michigan.gov, enter your last name, city of residence and zip code to see if any unsettled property or cash may be due you.
Personally, I came up with a big goose egg, but I have a couple of friends who picked up some cash.
One found an unclaimed rebate from Guitar Center worth $250 and another found his dad owned a small plot of land, that he can now claim and sell.
Michigan developed this sight not only to help citizens find unclaimed property, but also to help them clear some of their books, so it's a win/win for us and them.
You can also search your maiden name or the name of any business or non-profit you may have been involved in.
“I encourage everyone to check to see if they have forgotten or abandoned property,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “Our Unclaimed Property staff are standing by and ready to reunite these assets with their rightful owners or heirs.”
Typical things that show up on the site are unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts and unused rebate cards. All properties are either $50 or more, stock proceeds, or tangible items such as safe deposit box contents.
National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators declared the first National Unclaimed Property Day on February 1, 2021.
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