July 25, 2017

Find Money You Didn't Know You Had

More than $900 million unclaimed dollars are sitting in the Missouri Treasury and some of it may belong to you. It is estimated that one in ten Missourians have money waiting for them in Jefferson City, and getting that money may be just a few clicks away.

Unclaimed money comes into the State Treasury from abandoned bank accounts, insurance companies, and other businesses that might have owed you (or your parents and grandparents) money that you didn’t know about. In addition, abandoned safe deposit boxes are auctioned off every year with the proceeds going into the owner’s name in the Unclaimed Property department where, like all Unclaimed Property, it will stay forever -- or until it is claimed.

To see if there is any money waiting for you visit www.showmemoney.com and enter your name. More than half the citizens with unclaimed property can file a paperless claim online. If you are an heir of someone that is deceased who has unclaimed property in Jefferson City you can claim that money as well, although you’ll need to take a few extra steps.

In fact, every state in the U.S. has an Unclaimed Property division. If you, your parents, grandparents, or anyone else of whom you are an heir lived in other states or served in the military, it could be well worth your while to check out the Unclaimed Property websites of any state where you or your relatives have resided. If you don’t have access to a computer you can send a list of names, addresses, and previous addresses to

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt
Unclaimed Property
PO Box 1004
Jefferson City, MO 65102

The Missouri Treasurer also has a special search you can do for unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds, either at www.showmemoney.com.

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