Claims for Multiple Owners

Certain items may have more than one owner associated with it, which will be indicated in the Item Details section.

You can submit a claim if: 

  • your name (or entity) is listed as one of the owners in the Reported As ;field and
  • you have a connection to the address listed in the Owner Address field. 

See Claims on Behalf of Another Person if:

  • your name is not listed but are entitled to the funds; or
  • you are the parent, custodian, guardian, conservator, trustee, holder of power of attorney (POA) or other legal representative of one of the owners.
Screenshot of the first step in the claim process of the Unclaimed Funds application.

How to Submit a Claim 

You can submit your claim online or by mail. If submitting online, you must provide your Social Security number for verification. 

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Online Instructions

  1. Follow the step-by-step directions to enter your Social Security number and contact information. 
  2. On the final step, select Submit to validate your claim and obtain your confirmation number. 
  3. You'll receive an email within 24 hours explaining what documents are needed to complete your claim. Typically, we require:
    • Proof of Address or Ownership connecting the owner(s) to the address or funds.
    • Copy of the child's birth certificate (if under age 18).
    • Court documents or other signed legal documents giving you authority to act on the owner's behalf.
    • If there is a death, divorce or other type of change associated with the account, also supply those supporting documents.
  4. Submit your documents online by using your phone or mobile device to take a picture of each document. Your claim will not be completed until you submit the requested documents.

See What to Expect from Us for timeframes on the review process and payment. 

Mail Instructions

If you prefer not to provide your Social Security number, select Next to continue to Step 2 and then select the Mail-in Claim Form link.

  1. Complete the information requested on the Mail-in Claim Form page.
  2. Print the form, sign it and have your signature notarized by a licensed notary public.
  3. Attach Proof of Address or Ownership connecting the owner(s) to the address or funds. Also provide the following documents as they apply:
    • Copy of the child's birth certificate (if under age 18).
    • Court documents or other signed legal document 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.
    • If there is a death, divorce or other type of change associated with the account, also supply those supporting documents.
  4. Sign the form and have your signature notarized by a licensed notary public.
  5. 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.

Screenshot of the second step in the claim process of the Unclaimed Funds application.

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