New York – Comptroller Announced State Has $9.9B of Unclaimed Founds


    New York – The New York State Comptroller announced a massive amount of unclaimed funds that have yet to be claimed by New Yorkers- $9.9 billion of unclaimed funds to be exact.

    He is now holding a number of events statewide for people to claim their share. “New York has $9.9 billion in unclaimed fund accounts,” said comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “We want to return this money to its rightful owners.”

    According to the state’s Web site, banks, insurance agencies, utilities, investment companies, and other businesses are required by state law to surrender inactive accounts to the state where the state comptroller then serves as custodian of the money until you claim it.

    DiNapoli is encouraging New Yorkers to see if they own any part of the $9.9 billion by going to the state’s web site, or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.

    Or, New Yorkers can attend one of the many events being held statewide to see if they have any unclaimed funds.


    May 3 10am-5pm Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s Unclaimed Funds Day 136-20 38th Avenue, 10A, Flushing, NY

    May 4 9am-5pm Councilman Peter Koo’s Unclaimed Funds Day 135-27 38th Avenue, suite 388, Flushing, NY

    May 14 10am-12pm HANAC Lindsay Senior Center 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria, NY

    May 20 9am-11am Assemblyman Michael DenDekker’s Unclaimed Funds Day 92nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY

    May 20 1pm-3pm Assemblyman Michael DenDekker’s Unclaimed Funds Day 32-20 91st Street, Jackson Heights, NY Rumpus Room


    May 12 10am-3pm Caribbean House Health Center’s National Women’s Day Health Fair 1167 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    May 18 10am-4pm Linden Park Linden Street (between Wilson & Central Ave.) Brooklyn, NY


    May 12 10am-12pm James Monroe Senior Center hosted by: Senator Rubin Diaz 1776 Story Avenue

    May 13 10am-12pm Castle Hill Senior Center hosted by: Senator Rubin Diaz 625 Castle Hill Avenue

    May 21 10am-4pm Bronx Community Board 2 Health Fair Msgr. Raul DeValle Square, Southern Blvd & 163rd Street, Bronx, NY

    May 22 11am-2pm Assemblyman Crespo Immigration Event P.S. 195, 1250 Ward Avenue, Bronx, NY

    May 26 10am-12pm Bronx River Senior Center Hosted by: Senator Rubin Diaz 1619 East 174th Street Bronx, NY 10472

    Long Island:

    May 20 12pm-3pm Town of North Hempstead Senior Appreciation Day New Hyde Park Inn 214 Jericho Turnpike New Hyde Park, NY

    May 25 2pm-4pm Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern’s Office 1842 East Jericho Turnpike, Suite P, Huntington, NY

    May 26 8am-4pm Local Government Leadership Institute Academy Hofstra University Hempstead, NY

    May 27 8am-5pm Hauppauge Industrial Association Business Trade Show SCCC Sports & Exhibition Complex 101 Crooked Hill Rd. Brentwood, NY

    May 27 3pm-5pm State Office Building 250 Veterans Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY

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      • What does one have to do with the other? The money that the article talks about is money that people either forgot or never knew they had or from people who died and their inheritors don’t know about. What does this have to do with tax refunds?

    1. I don’t think this is fair
      I had a stock account with money in many shares and since I didn’t do a transaction in 2-3 years its now by the state
      Why do I have to go deal with this now?


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