There is a lot to love about living in the state of California. From the sunny beaches to the friendly people, from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the sparkling vintages of Napa Valley, the Golden State has a lot to offer, and it has clearly been well named.
If you live here, you already know how much the state of California has to offer, but chances are you could use a little extra money. Between high taxes and even higher rents, living in the Golden State requires a great deal of gold, so finding out that you have some extra cash coming your way is sure to feel good. Here are the steps you need to take to stake your claim and grab your gold.
1.Start your search at the dedicated website the state of California has established to house its database of unclaimed property. The URL for the website is ucpi.sco.ca.gov.
2.Click on the Search Unclaimed Property option in the middle of the home page.
3.Enter your name, street address, and city name in the boxes provided. You will also need to click the box verifying that you are a human being and not an automated bot.
4.Review the list of results. If you think you have money coming your way you can complete an online claim form.
5.Provide any additional documentation needed to verify your claim. The type of documentation you need will vary depending on the type of property you are claiming, but this will all be spelled out as the process moves forward.
6.Check the status of your claim to see the timeline and when you can start enjoying your found money.
7.Enjoy your newfound funds.
There are many reasons why the property of California residents would end up in the unclaimed property database. You may have opened a bank account when you were a teenager, only to lose track of the account and forget it existed. An elderly relative may have passed away and unbeknownst to you left you some money from their estate. You may be the unknowing beneficiary of insurance proceeds, or you may have other money coming your way. No matter what the reason, however, it will feel good to be reunited with your lost money, and the steps outlined above can help you make that happen.