Learn how to reclaim what's yours. Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that typically have been abandoned for one to five years. Learn how to do it using NC CASH
Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that typically have been abandoned for one to five years. Funds become unclaimed because the company loses track of the consumer, due to an incorrect address or other missing information.
By law, these funds are escheated, or turned over, to the Department of State Treasurer for safekeeping. As new funds are added, the NC Cash database is updated, which means that your name could be listed right now.
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) is an agency of the State of North Carolina and is authorized by the General Assembly to administer post-secondary education programs of student financial assistance created under Federal or State law.
North Carolina General Statute 116B-7 provides that the interest earnings from the Escheat Fund, minus administrative expenses, be deposited with the SEAA. The law further provides that this money will be utilized to provide grants and low interest loans to worthy and needy North Carolina students in State-supported schools of higher education.
The General Assembly appropriated $60 million from the Escheat Fund in total to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, the State Board of Community Colleges, and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This funding provided more than $37 million in educational assistance to those in the University system, $16 million to those in the Community College system, and $6.5 million to the Veterans Scholarship Program in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Learn more at https://www.nccash.com/
To search for funds, enter last name or business name in the Last or Business Name field and your first name in the First Name field. To narrow your search results, enter a city or zip code.
Select the properties you wish to claim. Initiate a new search for the property reported under a different name but may be owed to you. Try using nicknames, common misspellings or when applicable, maiden name.
Once you have selected all properties you want to claim, select "View Claimed Properties". Select your relationship to each property being claimed and click “File Claim”. Enter claimant information and click "Next" to file the claim.
Claims are processed in the order they are received. Normal processing time is approximately 90 days. However, due to the unusually high volume of claims we are receiving, current processing time may be greater than 90 days. Once your claim is assigned to a processor, they will contact you if any additional information or documents are needed. You will be notified via email if/when your claim is approved for payment. You may check the progress of your claim by clicking on the "Claim Status" block below.
NCCash Match is the Department of State Treasurer's new program designed to make it easier for unclaimed property owners to receive their money.
A new Department of State Treasurer (DST) initiative will speed up the return of millions of dollars to the rightful owners through a free, streamlined process. With the NCCash Match program, unclaimed property owners do not need to take action to receive their money. The Unclaimed Property Division will research records and identify qualifying claims of $250 or less. Each week, notification letters will be mailed to claimants, and a check will be issued in 6-8 weeks.