New York Has $10B in Unclaimed Funds and Some Could Be Yours

Does any of it belong to you?

By Melissa Russo
|  Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010  |  Updated 5:16 PM EDT
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New York Has $10B in Unclaimed Funds and Some Could Be Yours

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There's a lot of unclaimed money out there. Does any of it belong to you?

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New York State is sitting on almost 10 billion dollars in unclaimed funds, according to Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

"We want to return this money to its rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers.  We want to give it back.”

What type of unclaimed funds? It can be money from old bank accounts never closed to state tax refund checks.

Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events throughout the State to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers and others may also search to see if they're on the list for unclaimed funds at www.osc.state.ny.us or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.

In New York City they will be at the following locations:

Jan. 8 -- 10am-4pm  Institute for the Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Elders- Annual 3 Kings Cultural Celebration  St. Paul the Apostle Church- 405 West 59th Street, NY, NY 10019  New York 

Jan. 13 -- 6pm  River Terrace Complex  157-10 Riverside Drive West @ 157th St  NY, NY  New York 

Jan. 20  -- 6pm-9pm  Senator Malcolm A. Smith's "Economic Hardship Strategies for life" Seminar  The Harvest Room
90-40 160th Street   Jamaica, NY 11432  Queens 

Jan. 23 -- 12pm-3pm  Assemblyman Peter Rivera’s 3rd Annual Winter Coat Drive  La Familia Cristiana  880 East 180th Street
Bronx, NY 10460  Bronx
 

Or, if you'd rather search online, visit www.osc.state.ny.us.

Oh, live in New Jersey or Connecticut?

New Jersey Residents can check out the New Jersey Residents Database.  And Connecticut residents can search the Connecticut Residents Database.

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