You can claim submit a claim on behalf on another person if you are the owner's:
- power of attorney, or
- legal representative.
You can also submit a claim if you are the location service provider with a valid agreement, or a public official executing a court order.
If the owner is deceased, see Claims for Deceased Owners for instructions.
How to Submit a Claim
You cannot submit a claim on behalf of another person online. Instead, select the Mail-in Claim Form link in Step 1 and follow these instructions:
- Complete the information requested on the Mail-in Claim Form page.
- Print the form, sign it and have your signature notarized by a licensed notary public.
- Attach the documents listed in the Required Documentation section of the claim form. These documents may include:
- Proof of Address or Ownership connecting the owner to the address or funds.
- Court documents or other signed legal documents giving you authority to act on the owner's behalf.
- Affidavit from the Power of Attorney that the grantor is living, and the power of attorney remains in full force and effect.
- Copy of the child's birth certificate (if under age 18).
- Mail to:
Office of the State Comptroller
Office of Unclaimed Funds
110 State Street
Albany, New York 12236
See What to Expect from Us for timeframes on the review process and payment.