You May Have Unclaimed Cash or Michigan Property – How to Get It
It’s the start of February, and we just passed National Unclaimed Property Day. In Michigan, it’s a time to search online and see if we have any unclaimed cash or property. Wouldn’t that be a dream?
To find out if you have unclaimed cash or property in Michigan, click this link. It’s really easy. Just type in your first and last name and a city. I tried it and had a little bit of money, but nothing worth contacting them about. Oh, well! Maybe my treasure will come another day. According to the Michigan Department of Treasury, there are millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets out there, including dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, valuables left in safe deposit boxes and stock certificates.
“Unclaimed Property Day is our annual reminder that Michiganders should check to see if they have something in the states lost and found box,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. “The Michigan Department of Treasury has returned more than $500 million in property to the rightful owners or their heirs over the last five years. Searching for property and filing a claim is as easy as a few clicks of a mouse. I encourage all Michigan residents and businesses to check if they have any lost property that needs to be reclaimed.”
“Everyone should take advantage of Unclaimed Property Day,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “One in seven people has unclaimed property nationally. Take a little time today to search by name or business. My team is ready to help begin the process to reunite Michiganders with their unclaimed property.”