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Do We have Your Money? Nearly $200 Million Returned to New York State Residents This Year

A Million Dollars in Lost Money Returned Every Day
June 3, 2015

Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds. DiNapoli oversees 31 million unclaimed funds accounts until the money can be returned to its rightful owners.

“I encourage everyone to come out to the community events to search for money that may be waiting for you,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than a million dollars a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”

Unclaimed funds is more than $13 billion in lost and forgotten money dating back to the 1940s. The money comes from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years.

Residents who cannot make it to the events can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.

View a map of unclaimed funds owed to New Yorkers by county and region. Learn more about Unclaimed Funds.

Date Event Location County
Finger Lakes Region
June 5
5:00pm-8:00pm
June 6
10:00am-8:00pm
Sulphur Spring Festival Main Street
Clifton Springs, New York
Ontario
Central New York
June 20
12:00pm-5:00pm
CNY Pride Parade and Festival Syracuse Inner Harbor
Syracuse, New York
Onondaga
June 25
10:00am-2:00pm
Community Resources Fair hosted by Senator David Valesky Southwest Community Center
401 South Avenue
Syracuse, New York
Onondaga
Adirondack Mountains
June 13
12:00pm-5:00pm
Black Fly Challenge Fern Park
South Shore Road
Inlet, New York
Hamilton
Hudson Valley Region
June 6
11:00am-6:00pm
River Festival
Cornwall-on-Hudson
Donahue Park
Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
Orange
June 20-21
9:00am-6:00pm
Clearwater Festival Green Living Expo Croton Point Park
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Westchester
New York City
June 3
10:00am-5:00pm
East Harlem Expo 448 East 116th Street
New York, New York
New York
June 3
2:00pm-4:00pm
Queens Library at Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike
Glen Oaks, New York
Queens
June 4
10:00am-4:00pm
Shape Up Bushwick Brooklyn-Queens Day Event Irving Square Park
Halsey Street between Wilson and Knickerbocker Avenues
Kings
June 7
10:00am-4:00pm
Disability Expo180 Co-op City Auditorium
177 Dreiser Loop
Bronx, New York
Bronx
June 8
6:00pm-8:00pm
Queens Library at Hollis 202-05 Hillside Avenue
Hollis, New York
Queens
June 11
10:00am-4:00pm
Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center Health Fair 650 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York
Kings
June 22
11:00am-1:00pm
Broadway Branch Library 4020 Broadway
Long Island City, New York
Queens