The Gov't Got Your Money: Find Unclaimed Funds

Show us the money!

New York state has nearly $10 billion in unclaimed funds that authorities are just waiting to return to rightful owners.

Find out of you're entitled to some of the money at events across the state in October.

"New York has $9.9 billion in unclaimed fund accounts. We want to return this money to its rightful owners," State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday. "The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back."

And we'll take it!

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 listed below to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers and others may also check for unclaimed funds at or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.

Central NY 
Oct. 3-4 , 10am-5pm  Cortland Pumpkin Festival  37 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13045  Cortland 

Capital Region 

Oct. 17, 9:30am-12:30pm  Columbia Golden Gathering  Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534  Columbia 
Oct. 21, 11am-4pm  Coxsackie Correctional Facility Employee Health Fair  Coxsackie Correctional Facility  Greene

Hudson Valley Region 
Oct. 10 10am-8pm
Oct. 11 10am-6pm  Pace University Home Show  Pace University, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570  Westchester 
Oct. 16 11am-8pm
Oct. 17 10am-8pm
Oct. 18 10am-6pm  Hudson Valley Home Expo  Gold’s Gym, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603  Dutchess 

Eastern NY 
Oct. 3 10am-7pm
Oct. 4 10am-5pm  Octoberfest  Whiteface Mountain Wilmington, NY  Essex 
Oct. 3-4, 10am-6pm  Warrensburg Street Festival  3586 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885  Warren 

NYC & Long Island    
Oct. 1, 8pm-10pm  Stevenson Democratic Club  Electrical Welfare Center North Room: 67-35 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY  Queens 
Oct. 3, 1am-3pm  Assemblywoman Mayersohn’s College Point Health Fair  Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point, NY  Queens 
Oct. 7,10:30am-12:00pm  Senator Joe Addabbo’s  Senior Fair  St. Margaret’s Senior Center, 66-10 80th Street, Middle Village, NY  Queens 
Oct. 13, 10:30am-12:00pm  BRC Senior Center  30 Delancey Street, New York, NY  New York 
Oct. 17, 11am-5pm  NYS School Board Association  Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, 811 7th Avenue on 53rd Street, New York, NY  New York 
Oct. 19, 7pm-9pm  Senator Joe Addabbo’s Town Hall Meeting  Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven, NY  Queens 
Oct. 21, 1pm-2pm  AARP Chapter 2889  54-05 Seabury Street, Elmhurst, NY  Queens 
Oct. 22, 9am-1pm  Senator Fuschillo Golden Gathering  Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520 

Oct. 28
11am-12pm  LaGuardia Senior Center  280 Cherry Street, New York  New York 

For the rest of the Tri-State area, check these websites:

New Jersey Residents can visit the New Jersey Residents Database.

Connecticut residents can search the Connecticut Residents Database.

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