Whether you spend every May at the racetrack or just watch the Kentucky Derby on TV, there is a lot to love about living in the Bluegrass State. From the friendly people and the abundant sunshine to the thriving economy and the natural beauty, there is a lot to enjoy here, but wouldn’t it be even better if you had some extra spending money?
If you could use a cash infusion in these tough times, you just might be in luck. As with other states, the state of Kentucky maintains a large and ever-growing database of missing money and unclaimed property, and the government is dedicated to reuniting that loot with its rightful owners. If you want to see if you have money coming, just follow these simple steps to find out.
1.Begin your search for unclaimed property and missing money at the dedicated website the state of Kentucky maintains for just this purpose. This website address is treasury.ky.gov.
2.Click the link to get to the database. The link is located about halfway down the main page.
3.Find and click the Search for Unclaimed Property button to bring up the claim form.
4.Enter your first and last names in the appropriate boxes on the search form. You can narrow your search down further by also entering a city name and/or a ZIP code.
5.Click the box to verify that you are a human searching for your money and not a bot bent on theft. Click Search to begin the query.
6.Review the list of results carefully to see if any of the funds might belong to you. Check several times - you do not want to leave any money on the table.
7.Complete a claim form for any property that may belong to you. Provide the state with the required documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of the property in question.
8.Check the status of your claim as it moves through the process. Depending on the property you may be asked to provide additional verification of ownership before the funds can be released.
9.Enjoy your newfound funds
Many different kinds of financial assets can end up in the database maintained by the state of Kentucky, and the routes those assets take to get there vary widely. A bank may turn over its dormant accounts to the state for safekeeping when the original depositors cannot be contacted. An uncashed tax refund check may be turned over as well, along with the proceeds of old insurance policies and inheritances.
No matter how they got there, those financial assets do not belong to the state of Kentucky. Instead, the state merely keeps them safe and takes active steps to put that money back into the pockets of its residents. Now that you know how easy it is to stake your claim, the only thing left is to search for your loot using the simple steps outlined above.