Ziemke: Unclaimed property may be waiting for you

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, September 3, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 3, 2020) – With more than $565 million in unclaimed property available, State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) said Hoosiers should visit IndianaUnclaimed.gov today to see if money is waiting for them.

According to the Office of the Attorney General, unclaimed property can come from any financial asset with no activity by its owner for an extended period of time like unclaimed wages or commissions, savings and checking accounts, stock dividends, insurance proceeds, underlying shares, customer deposits or overpayments, certificates of deposit, credit balances, refunds, money orders and safe deposit box contents. It does not include abandoned vehicles, real estate or stolen property.

"These unclaimed properties belong to Hoosiers," Ziemke said. "Unfortunately, the contact information an organization has may not be up-to-date and so the money has not been returned. People can avoid unclaimed property by keeping track of all their accounts and making sure those you do business with know how to reach you."

Hoosiers can visit IndianaUnclaimed.gov or call 866-IN-CLAIM to see if they have money waiting to be claimed. Ziemke encourages Hoosiers to check their names along with the names of family members and friends.

The organization holding the potential unclaimed property makes every effort to contact the owner and establish activity through an online login, written correspondence, a withdrawal or deposit, or an update to personal information. If these attempts do not produce activity, the asset is reported to the state of the owner’s last known address. Ziemke said more than $35 million has been returned to Hoosiers so far this year.

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes 
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.
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