For more information on Ohio’s unclaimed funds, see our previously aired video.
(WJW) — February is Unclaimed Funds MonthYes, that’s the thing.
no, ohioan Claiming your forgotten money isn’t limited to February, but it’s a good reminder to see if your money is waiting.
According to a press release, the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Unclaimed Funds said the average claim amount in 2022 was $4,000.
To raise awareness and encourage participation, the department is implementing the hashtag #ClaimMyMoney, where Ohioans are asked to share photos of themselves. Unclaimed Funds Website It indicates that you searched for your name along with the hashtag.
Unclaimed funds are lost or forgotten money that businesses and banks report to departments after an account becomes inactive. This includes inactive checking and savings accounts, refund/credit balances, uncash checks, stocks and bonds, forgotten utility deposits or last paychecks.
More than $3 billion in claims are pending in the sector, with more than $134 million in shortfalls to be returned to their rightful owners in 2022.
“Anyone can look into unclaimed funds, and I encourage you to do so,” says Susie
Wagner, Outreach Manager for the Unclaimed Funds Division, said: “We discovered that
Most of the unclaimed funds belong to people over the age of 50 and deceased individuals.
Therefore, we want people to search not only by name, but also by their parents, grandparents, etc.
family members, living or dead. ”
Ohioans can always check if they have unclaimed funds online here or by calling 614-
https://fox8.com/news/missing-money-ohio-has-3b-in-unclaimed-funds/ How to check if you have unclaimed funds in Ohio