The State Could Be Holding Your Money And You Don’t Know It
New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said his favorite part of the job is "return forgotten money to its rightful owners". This money could be from forgotten savings accounts, lost paychecks or inactive paychecks have been turned over to the state. In a video on the Office of the New York Comptroller's website DiNapoli states that each day his office returns more than a million dollars in unclaimed funds to individuals, businesses, and organizations. The Comptrollers website says there is $15 Billion in unclaimed funds and in 2018 they've returned $435,628,792.
The Office of the New York State Comptroller has made it pretty easy to see if their are any unclaimed funds in your name. It's simple search by your name or organization. If you see your name in the database you can then submit a claim to receive your unclaimed funds.
Here's how the unclaimed funds breakdown in WNY:
To see if you have unclaimed funds visit the NY State Comptrollers website HERE.