Tomorrow: Gentile To Host Event To Help You Find Unclaimed Funds In State’s Possession

Dollah, dollah bills, yo. (Source: 401(K) 2013/Flickr)

The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman Vincent Gentile:

New York State is holding over $11 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours!

For your protection, banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as “lost,” “abandoned,” or “unclaimed” funds.

Some common examples include: savings accounts, checking accounts, uncashed checks, telephone/utility deposits, rental security deposits, wages, insurance benefits/policies, safe deposit box contents, mortgage insurance refunds, stocks and dividends, mutual funds, certificates of deposit, trust funds, and estate proceeds.

The Office of the State Comptroller serves as custodian of this money – and if you can prove you are entitled to the money, they will gladly return it to you, at any time, without charge. Until the money is claimed, it is used by the State’s General Funds, serving the citizens and taxpayers of the State of New York.

Join Councilman Vincent J. Gentile along with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli at one of their upcoming “Unclaimed Funds”events happening in our area.

Trained staff will help you search the New York State unclaimed funds database to see if you or a member of your family is owed money!

Tuesday, July 2nd
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Our Saviors Church
414 80th street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Monday, July 15th
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stars & Stripes Club
7321 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Everyone in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst is welcome to come join Councilman Gentile at one of these free events.