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Unclaimed funds are financial assets that are payable to individuals with whom the financial institution has lost contact. There are different dormancy periods for remitting funds to a state, but generally, it is three to five years after contact with the owner has been lost.
Types of unclaimed funds include:
Search for your name on the New York Life unclaimed funds finder; it is updated once a year in July, with records escheated to the states in the prior calendar year.
If you find your name on New York Life’s unclaimed funds finder, your funds were sent to the state of your last known address or that of the insured. Next, select the state from the state links above. This will bring you to the state’s unclaimed property website. You can then follow the state’s instructions for filing a claim.
To protect the confidentiality of the owner, we do not disclose specific unclaimed funds dollar amounts. Once you submit your claim with the state, you will be informed by the state of the dollar amount.
The states act as the custodians of the property that has been deemed abandoned. Generally, there is no time limit to claim these funds from the state, but it is best to check the state’s specific guidelines.
Claims processing times vary from state to state. A claim submitted to the state generally takes from 30 to 180 days to get processed.
States have different requirements for processing claims. Generally, you will be required to provide documentation such as a death certificate, letters of testamentary, proof of the account owner's connection with the last known address, etc.