The Unclaimed Property List Could Be Money In Your Pocket
Check Maine's Unclaimed Property List to see if you might have some cash waiting for you in a forgotten account.
It was a banner year for the Unclaimed Property department, which handed out more than $18.5 million dollars to Maine residents during the 2018 fiscal year. Over 44,000 claims were processed, according to WVII-TV, from the small, $10 payouts, to some worth $750,000.
The money isn't being paid by the state, but is actually money that belongs to residents that they've neglected to collect. It could be a bank account that you forgot about or an insurance reimbursement that was never collected.
Take a few minutes today and check to see if your name is on the unclaimed property list, because the state still has $238 million in unclaimed property. It doesn't cost anything to look, but could give you a nice little unexpected bonus.