Living in the state of Missouri can be a lot of fun. From the riverboats plying the mighty Mississippi to the office parks populating the thriving cities, the state has a great deal to offer its residents.
Whether you currently call the state of Missouri your home or grew up there and moved away, you know better than most just what a wonderful place it is. In fact the only thing that could make the state of Missouri better would be if the treasurer literally handed you a check.
For many current and former Missouri residents, that dream of free money from the government could come true, and all it takes is a simple web search. The state of Missouri maintains an exhaustive database of unclaimed property, and it could be yours for the asking. Here are the steps you need to take to search for and claim that long lost property.
1.Begin your search for unclaimed property at the website maintained by the treasurer for the state of Missouri. That website address is treasurer.mo.gov.
2.Click the Search for Unclaimed Property link on the homepage. The link is located roughly halfway down the page.
3.Choose the appropriate search. The database can be searched based on the name of an individual, a business name or a specific property ID number. The property ID number will be very useful if you file a claim and need to track it through the ongoing process.
4.Enter the requested information in the search form. The more specific your search the easier it will be to sort through the results.
5. Click the box to verify you are a human and not a bot. This simple check is designed to protect the integrity of the website and its database and the security of the residents who use it.
6.Review the list of results to look for a property you think may belong to you. It may take some time to sort through the results, but the monetary gain will be worth the trouble.
7.Provide the necessary documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of the property in question. The type of documentation required will depend on the kind of property and the state will notify you about what you need to justify your claim.
8.Check back on the status of your claim as it moves through the process. You can use the property ID number you were given when you filed the claim to conduct the search.
9.Enjoy your newfound cash.
There are many reasons why property ends up in the database of unclaimed funds, and you never know if you have money coming. Even if you do not think you have any funds coming your way, it never hurts to check.
If you have ever had a bank account in the state, the money you deposited could have been forgotten at some point in your busy life. When the bank was unable to reach you, they would have turned those funds over to the state of Missouri, but that cash is not gone forever. The same is true of the proceeds of insurance policies you did not even know existed, or the inheritance your long lost uncle left you. Until you complete the simple search outlined above, you will