Attorney General Curtis Hill says Hoosiers received $61 million in unclaimed property in 2018, $2 million more than the amount returned in 2017. Hill’s office also says the claim review process has gone paperless, allowing the system to be more trackable and quicker.
Last year, staff members with the Attorney General’s Mobile Operations Center helped Hoosiers find more than $430,000 in unclaimed money on the Unclaimed Property Division’s online database.
The Office of the Attorney General says it uses mailings, social media, online and print advertisements and local media coverage to reach owners of unclaimed property. Recently, the Unclaimed Property Division upgraded to a more streamlined process to make claiming easier for Hoosiers.
“Our responsibility to collect, hold and disperse unclaimed property sets us apart from attorneys general across the rest of the United States,” Attorney General Hill said in a news release. “We take this role very seriously and work aggressively every single day to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners.”
Unclaimed property is defined as any financial asset with no activity by its owner over an extended period of time.
For more information on unclaimed property, or to search by name for assets waiting to be claimed, click here.