$94 million still available in Vermont unclaimed property, some could be yours

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Treasurer’s Office has a record $94.5 million in unclaimed property.

From November 10 to December 10, 2019, the Treasurer’s Office returned $413,455.60 to 1,966 claimants.

With the holiday season underway, Vermonters can easily search the State unclaimed property database to claim their funds for holiday shopping, charitable giving, or to save for goals in the new year.

“In the last month, we’ve paid out more than $400,000 in claims, putting money in many Vermonters pockets as we enter the holiday and charitable giving season,” said State Treasurer Beth Pearce. “We want to make sure you double check our databases to see if you have unclaimed property.”

The Treasurer’s Office’s unclaimed property program is a consumer protection initiative to benefit all citizens with no commissions or fees charged through this free service.

Vermonters can easily search the State unclaimed property database by visiting MissingMoney.Vermont.gov or by calling 1-800-642-3191.

Assets like uncashed checks, lost valuables, forgotten security deposits, misplaced insurance policies, investments or estates and the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes all fit the definition of unclaimed property.

Before accepting services from other entities. treasurer Pearce encourages all Vermonters to check the State’s unclaimed property database, which is free.

There are 530,000 individual properties waiting to be claimed.