Unclaimed funds are monies deposited with the Court by a Bankruptcy Case Trustee pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 347. Most unclaimed funds arise in bankruptcy cases when checks mailed by the trustee to the creditors are not cashed. Under the Bankruptcy Code, the trustee must stop payment on any check that remains unpaid 90 days after the final distribution and turn over the unclaimed funds to the Court for the benefit of the creditors.
When a claimant or its representative seeks to withdraw the funds, 28 U.S.C. § 2042 governs the process. The statute states in relevant part - “Any claimant entitled to any such money may, on petition to the Court and upon notice to the United States Attorney and full proof of the right thereto, obtain an order directing payment to him”.
Please click the link below to search for Unclaimed Funds. If your name or the name of your business appears on this list, you may be entitled to the funds.
(Note: Unclaimed Funds records are limited to the last five years)
For Instructions and Forms for filing an application for payment of unclaimed funds, see below:
- Instructions for Applying for Unclaimed Funds
- Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds (Director’s Form 1340)
- Proposed Order Granting Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds
- Form AO-213P-Request for Payee Information and TIN Certification
- Form W-9
Please review Instructions for Applying for Unclaimed Funds for the required supporting documentation that must be filed in addition to the above forms. Original, wet signatures, including Notary and Notary seals, are required on forms and documentation submitted.
For further assistance, please contact the US Bankruptcy Court, Financial Department @ 631-712-6200.