Is the state holding your money? Unclaimed property list in Friday’s edition

DOVER — In the past three years, Delaware has reunited owners with more than $300 million in unclaimed property.

On Friday, the Delaware Department of Finance will publish the names and addresses of approximately 169,000 owners of unclaimed property in a 496-page supplement to the Delaware State News.

The Delaware State Escheator list will include the names of individuals who have had property reported to the Office of Unclaimed Property within the last year. The publication will provide owners with a variety of ways to recover their property.

Many people find it hard to believe they may have overlooked an investment or savings account, but the thousands of names published annually show that it happens more often than you might think. Unclaimed property can include forgotten bank accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and utility deposits and refunds. Most of these accounts are considered abandoned, and have been turned over to the state after years of inactivity.

Information on how to submit a claim, if you’re name is on the list, will be included.

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