From the wide-open spaces to the abundant wildlife to the friendly people, the state of North Dakota has a lot to offer its residents. If you grew up here, you no doubt have fond memories of the wildlife, the wild spaces, and the wild fun the state is so well known for. If you moved here more recently, you have no doubt been impressed by the beauty of the surroundings and the opportunities to thrive here, but wouldn’t it be even better if you had some extra cash in your pocket?
If you are looking for some extra money to pay those high winter heating bills, the cash you seek could be closer than you think. Like other states, the state of North Dakota maintains a comprehensive database of unclaimed property, all waiting to be reunited with its rightful owners.
Those old bank accounts, unclaimed tax refunds, insurance proceeds, and inheritances all have a story to tell, and they all long to be reunited with the men and women who could use them. The state of North Dakota collects all of these monetary items, and instead of putting them in their coffers, they work hard to put them back into the pockets of their current and former residents. If you want to see if you have cash coming your way, here are the steps you need to take.
1.Start performing your search at the website the state of North Dakota maintains for that specific purpose. The website address is unclaimedproperty.nd.gov.
2.Find the search form on the front of the page. The form is prominent on the page and easy to navigate.
3.Enter your first and last name if you are conducting a search for personal property. If you need to search for property on behalf of a business, simply substitute the business name for the last name.
4.Review the list of results. You can further filter the information by taking note of things like the names of financial institutions, dates and other information to help you identify your rightful property.
5.Complete a claim form for any property you think may belong to you. Take note of the documentation you will be required to provide to justify the claim and prove that you are the rightful owner of the property in question.
6. Check back on the status of your claim to see where it is in the process and whether or not you need to provide additional documentation. The amount of time needed to process a specific claim will vary depending on overall workloads and other factors.
7.Enjoy your newfound money.
There are many reasons that a current or former resident of North Dakota would find their property in the state database of unclaimed monetary items. Maybe they opened a bank account when they were in high school, only to forget it when they moved out of state to go to college. There may have been a will in place, but the next of kin could not be located at the time. There could have been an insurance policy payout, but the company in question was not able to find the rightful recipient. All of these things are possible.
No matter what the reason, however, that unclaimed cash is still waiting to be claimed, and by following the steps above you can grab the money and enjoy your life in North Dakota even more.