Did you know that West Virginia is completely surrounded by mountains, and that this fact is why the state has been dubbed the Mountain State? If you live in West Virginia, there is a good chance you already knew this, but you certainly know that West Virginia is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.
The other thing you know is that life in West Virginia would be even better if you had extra money in your pocket, and that extra cash could be closer than you think. As with other states, the state of West Virginia maintains an exhaustive database filled with unclaimed property, and some of it just might belong to you. Here are the steps you can take to reclaim your missing money and put it back in your pocket.
1.Begin your search for missing money at the website the state of West Virginia maintains for just this purpose. The URL of that website is wv.treasury.com.
2.Click the large Search button roughly halfway down the page. This will open up the search form you can use to look for your missing money or property.
3.Click the Get Started link on the next page. This page also contains links you can use to check the status of a claim you have already filed.
4.Enter your first and last name to conduct a search for personal property. If you are looking for property that may belong to a business you currently own or used to own, substitute the business name for the last name.
5.You can narrow the list of results by also entering the city name and ZIP code. This will make it easier to review the list of results and find your missing money.
6.Review the list of results carefully to see if any of the property belongs to you.
7.Complete the claim form for any property you think may belong to you. Take note of any additional documentation that may be required to substantiate your claim and prove that you are the rightful owner.
8.Enjoy your newfound money.
There are a number of reasons why a piece of property would end up in the West Virginia registry of unclaimed property. You may have opened a bank account when you were younger, only to lose track of it later on. You may have been awarded money in an insurance claim but not known about it, and when the insurance company was unable to contact you they turned the cash over. You may even be the subject of an inheritance and not realized that your long lost relative had left you some money.
No matter what the reason, finding unclaimed money feels great, and you can use the extra money you find in any way you like. Now that you know how to find your missing money, you can go forth and search, so have fun and good luck.