Friday, October 28, 2011

Does Delaware have property belonging to you?

Are you one of the over 100,000 people who have unclaimed property in Delaware? You can check to see if your name is on the list by clicking on this link – UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

The items do not include real estate, but could be anything from stocks, wages, refunds, uncashed-undelivered or unclaimed dividends and more. If your name is on the list – you should fill out the request form that you’ll find with the list. You will also need to include a photo ID of your driver’s license or other applicable ID before the claim will be started.

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NEWS RELEASE: UNCLAIMED PROPERTY PUBLICATION ON OCT 28th 2011
IS YOUR NAME ON THE LIST?
Statewide – October 28, 2011 – The Department of Finance announces today that Delaware will publish the names of over 100,000 owners of unclaimed property in the Delaware State News, the News Journal and on www.revenue.delaware.gov.
The published list includes property that has been reported to the Delaware State Escheator by corporations and other entities. It is not real estate but instead monetary items such as: stock, wages, refunds, uncashed/undelivered/unclaimed dividends, deposits, interests, payments for goods and services, debentures, bonds and more.

The publication will set forth the names and addresses of persons appearing to be the owners of unclaimed funds abandoned and delivered to the Delaware State Escheator pursuant to Section 1143, Chapter 11, Title 12 of the Delaware Code.
To claim property for a name listed, claimants must have their name appear on the published list, be an executor of an estate, or an heir, and believe that they have reason to file a claim. Claimants must then complete the request form that appears with the published list or download a request form from www.revenue.delaware.gov.
In addition to the request form, all claimants must include a photo id of their driver’s license or other applicable identification before the claim will be initiated. Also, if inquiring about property not listed in their name, claimants must provide documentation demonstrating a legal right to claim the property (ex: a certified Letter of Testamentary or Small Estate Affidavit for Estates. A notarized Power of Attorney (POA) for a living person.)
Request forms should be sent to:
Delaware Division of Revenue
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
P.O. Box 8931
Wilmington, DE 19899
A claim form or request for additional information will then be mailed to the claimant for completion. Due to the size of this publication and the expected response, inquires will receive a response within approximately (12) weeks from the receipt of the inquiry. Upon request of your claim package further information concerning your claim can be obtained by calling (302) 577-8782 or by sending an e-mail to escheat.claimquestions@state.de.us.

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