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Unclaimed Funds in Bankruptcy

Unclaimed funds are held by a federal court for someone who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of the funds. 

Unclaimed funds may arise out of a variety of circumstances in bankruptcy cases, such as:

  • Incorrect address for the recipient
  • Uncashed distribution checks
  • Death of intended recipient

Unclaimed funds may be claimed at any time by an owner, successor, or other claimant who proves a right to the funds.

Search the U. S. Bankruptcy Unclaimed Funds Locator to see if you are owed any funds.

To claim any funds held by a bankruptcy court, you must identify the underlying case and follow the process as defined by the court. For additional information regarding the requirements, contact the bankruptcy court where the funds are held.