Whether you love the great outdoors or prefer to spend your time inside, there is a lot to enjoy in the state of Connecticut. From the big bustling cities and charming small towns to the abundant wilderness areas and the thriving rural regions, the state of Connecticut is able to pack a great deal into its tiny borders.
If you live in the state of Connecticut currently, or if you grew up here, you may have a pleasant surprise coming your way, and this is a surprise you can spend. As with other states, the state of Connecticut maintains a comprehensive database filled with unclaimed property, and they are working hard to reconnect their current and former residents with all that missing money. If you want to conduct your own search, here is how to do it.
1.Start your search for missing money at the website the state of Connecticut maintains for just this purpose. The URL of that website is ctbiglist.com.
2.Enter your first and last names in the appropriate boxes if you are searching for your own property. To search for property that belongs to a business, substitute the name of the business in the last name field.
3.You can narrow your search further by entering the name of a city and/or a ZIP code. The narrower you make your search the more accurate and easier to review your results will be.
4.Click the Search button to start the query, then review the list of results carefully. Take note of any property you think may belong to you.
5.Complete a claim form if you see property that may belong to you or your business. Take note of the documentation requirements, as you may be asked to submit proof that you are the rightful owner of the property in question.
6.Return to the website to check on the status of your claim. The amount of time it takes to process the claim will vary depending on the workload at the state and the number of claims submitted.
7.Enjoy your newfound money.
There are many reasons why missing money and unclaimed property ends up in the database, and there are many routes to getting there. If you opened a bank account when you were a teenager and then moved out of state for college, the account might have gone dormant, and the bank would have turned that money over to the state when they were unable to reach you. You may have been named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy you did not know about, and when that money went unclaimed it too ended up in the database.
Perhaps your long-awaited tax refund check got lost in the mail and was never cashed. If so, it too could be sitting in the database. No matter what the reason or the route, however, it is nice to know that the database is there and that the funds are waiting for you, so why not conduct your own online search today?