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FAQ: What happens to unclaimed property if the owner can’t be located?


The state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin

The state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unclaimed property is held by the The State of Wisconsin indefinitely, which means there is no time limit to claim your funds. Until such time as someone comes forward to claim their property the WI State Treasurer will act as custodian for the funds.

This is why we remind people to search for relatives, under maiden names, etc. You should also look every year since we get new listings every year – tens of million of more dollars in assets!

Have you searched for missing money?

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9 responses

  1. That’s a great tip that people should look at least once a year since new listings are added all the time.
    This is why I have been trying to promote National Find Your Missing Money Day as April 16. I figured it was the easiest day for folks to remember. Unfortunately, no one wants to get on board with it.
    (subtle hint … )

    April 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

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