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The Unclaimed Property Division cannot pay claims based on name similarity alone nor disclose the type of property or its value before verifying ownership or receiving a completed claim.  Below are general requirements for filing a claim as well as information about more complex claims.

Are you the Reported Owner?

Please submit the following evidence to support your claim:


You must provide a clear copy of your current official photo identification.

You must provide proof of your social security number.

You must provide proof that you or the reported owner lived or received mail at the address listed on our web site.

Examples of address proof may include:

Auto Registration

Driver’s License

Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificate

State Income Tax returns

Postmarked envelope addressed to you

Bank or Utility Statement

Medicare card or Insurance Policy

Credit Report

School Transcripts

Court Documents

Are you claiming for an Owner Who Is Living?


Please submit the following evidence to support your claim:


You must provide a clear copy of your current official photo identification.

You must provide proof of your social security number.

You must provide proof that you or the reported owner lived or received mail at the address listed on the web site.

Provide current evidence of your authority to act on behalf of the reported owner. If you are acting as Attorney in Fact for the reported owner then you must also provide a clear copy of their current official photo identification. If the reported owner does not have current official photo identification due to incapacity you must provide a notarized statement of identity from a care provider on company letterhead.

Are you claiming for an Owner Who Is Deceased?

‚ÄčProvide the additional evidence required for each question answered yes.

Did the Decedent have a Valid Will?
Is an application for appointment of Personal Representative pending or has a Personal Representative been appointed?
Is the value of the Decedent’s estate above one-hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)?

Also submit the following evidence to support your claim:

You must submit a completed Affidavit of Heirship.  It is imperative that you complete EVERY question on the form and provide the supporting documentation directed for each question answered ‘yes’.

You must provide a clear copy of your current official photo identification.

Please provide proof of the deceased owner’s Social Security number, this information can sometimes be found on the Death Certificate.  Providing the decedent’s Social Security number is optional; however, if you choose not to provide this evidence there may be insufficient  information available to determine ownership and may result in your claim being denied.  If this evidence is provided it will only be disclosed to Section Staff involved in paying your claim and to the federal government as required by law.

Please provide verification that the deceased owner of the property you are claiming lived or received mail at the address reported by the original holder of the unclaimed property. 

Are you claiming for a Business Entity?

Provide the additional evidence required for each question answered yes.

This business is/was a sole proprietorship?

This business is a partnership?

This business is a corporation?

Also submit the following evidence to support your claim:

You must provide a clear copy of your current official photo identification.

You must provide proof of your business Federal Employee's Identification Number (FEIN).

You must provide proof that you or the reported owner lived or received mail at the address listed on the web site.

For more detailed information about evidence types we have a document available for download here Evidence Matrix.

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  1. Alisha | May 06, 2016
    It doesn't seem safe to mail social security card (or copy of)...can the claim be processed with out it or doped off somewhere?

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