The state of Massachusetts is a wonderful place to be, from the history of Boston to the amazing coastline with its natural beauty and splendor. If you live here, you know about all the great things the state of Massachusetts has to offer, but what you may not know is that you have extra money coming your way.
How great would it be to conduct a simple online search and find hundreds or even thousands of dollars waiting for you? It could be the bank account you opened years ago and forgot about, the investment account you put a few dollars in and then abandoned or even the 401(k) plan from the job you were so anxious to leave behind.
No matter what their source, the state of Massachusetts maintains an extensive database of unclaimed property, and staking your claim could not be easier. Here are the steps you need to take to search for and reclaim your lost property.
1.Start your search at the dedicated website the state of Massachusetts has created. The Bay State goes to great pains to reunite residents with their lost funds, including setting up the findmassmoney.com website.
2.If you prefer you can call the state and start your search that way. The 888-344-MASS. This phone line connects you with the same database, so you can start your search either way.
3.Click the menu at the top of the website or follow the prompts on the phone to get to the search unclaimed property page.
4.Enter the requested information, including your full name or the name of your business. You can narrow your search further by entering the name of the city you live in or the city where you used to live.
5.Click the search button to see the list of results. If you think any of the property belongs to you, there is a simple form to complete so you can start the claiming process.
6.Provide any additional documentation required. Depending on the nature of the property you may be asked for additional documentation, and providing it will speed your claim and make the recovery process easier.
7.Sit back and wait for your unclaimed funds to arrive. You can check the status of your claim online at the same website or by using the same toll-free phone number.
It feels really good to know that you have extra money coming your way, and you will never know until you check. Even if you do not think you have any money to claim, it never hurts to do a simple search and find out for sure.