Billions of Dollars in Forgotten Money Held by New York State
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says his office has over $14.5 billion in unclaimed funds or “lost money” for present and former state residents.
New Yorkers can search and claim their money HERE
Some unclaimed money dates back to the 1940s.
The comptroller’s office says the majority of the unclaimed funds come from old bank accounts but also include stocks, life insurance, uncashed checks and gift cards.