There is something special about living in a place known as the last frontier – a place where animals, and people, run wild and a place where everyone has a chance to stake their claim and make it big. If you live in the state of Alaska, you know how wild, how untamed and how truly special it is, but you also know that goods and services offered here come with a high price tag compared to the lower 48.
If you love your life in Alaska but wish you had some extra cash to spend, you just might be in luck. As with other states, the state of Alaska maintains a comprehensive database of unclaimed property, and some of that loot just might be yours. Here are the steps you need to take to grab that missing money so you can see green!
1.Begin your search for missing money at the website the state of Alaska maintains for just that purpose. The website address for the unclaimed property database is unclaimedproperty.alaska.gov.
2.Enter your first and last name in the appropriate fields to conduct a search for personal property. Enter the name of your business in the last name field if you need to search for a property that may belong to your company or to a company you used to own.
3.Click the Search button to begin the search of the database. This search should only take a few seconds to complete.
4.Review the list of results for any property you think may belong to you. Check the list carefully to make sure you do not miss anything.
5.Complete the claim form for any property you think may belong to you. Be sure to provide any backup information required to substantiate the claim and prove that you are indeed the rightful owner.
6.Check back at the website to review the status of your claim as it moves through the process. The website listed above also includes a link to check the status of an existing claim.
7.Enjoy your newfound money
If you are wondering how your money ended up in the state database, you are not alone. Many Alaska residents have asked the state this very question, and there are a number of answers to that inquiry.
In some cases the unclaimed property is an old bank account that was opened and later forgotten. In other cases, the funds may come from insurance policies or inheritances, and the recipients might not even know that money is theirs to claim. No matter where it comes from, however, having that money back where it belongs will do your heart, and your wallet, good.