Unclaimed funds? Ohio Department of Commerce ask people to search for unclaimed funds

The Ohio Department of Commerce is asking residents of Ohio to take a moment to see if they have any unclaimed funds or property the state owes them.

At http://www.com.ohio.gov/unfd/default.aspx residents can use a searchable database to see if they have dormant checking and savings accounts, forgotten rent and utilities deposits, uncashed checks, undelivered stock certificates, or uncashed insurance policies they may have a legal right to claim.

“There could be money sitting here with your name on it,” said Commerce Director Andre T. Porter. “This money can help Ohioans buy a tank of gas, pay off some bills, make a needed home repair or take a vacation.”

In Fiscal Year 2013, the division of unclaimed funds paid 53,580 in claims worth $69.2 million. The average claim was for $1,292, according to the  department.

Both Indiana and Kentucky offer similar fund claiming services.

Kentuckians can search for unclaimed funds at http://www.kytreasury.com/unclaimed+property+search.htm

Indiana’s unclaimed property and funds site is: https://indianaunclaimed.gov/apps/ag/ucp/index.html

The Kentucky State Treasury department states the Commonwealth has more than $300 million worth of unclaimed property for over 200,000 individuals.

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