Connecticut Owes 1.5 Million People, Are You One of Them?
The Connecticut State Treasurers Office has hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds, and some of that money could have your name on it.
It may be money pertaining to an old saving account, a utility deposit, or inherited money that you didn't know was coming to you. Unclaimed assets also include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, uncashed checks, matured certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds or mutual funds, travelers' checks or money orders, and proceeds from life insurance policies.
Since 2014 the state has paid out over $119 million to 34,000 people in the state, however there are close to 1.5 million people in the state that still have unclaimed money attached to their name.
According to Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier:
"Our mission is to hold unclaimed money until the rightful owner comes forward to claim what's theirs. We have returned a lot of money, but there's still a lot waiting for the right people."
To see if your eligible for some of these unclaimed funds, just visit the Office of the State Treasurer and find out if there's money coming to you. You can also call 1-800-833-7318, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM for more details.
These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located.