(WTNH) - The State of Connecticut has millions of dollars to refund to residents that may not even know it's theirs.
On Wednesday, State Treasurer Denise Nappier kicked off the 2018 campaign to return millions of dollars in unclaimed property to thousands of rightful owners. According to Nappier's office, approximately 53,000 new names of individuals, businesses and organizations will be released Thursday in a special online edition of the CT Big List.
Nappier said now is the time to find out what could be yours.
"We have millions of dollars waiting to be returned to owners. Found money is always good! Check www.CTBigList.com and Find What's Yours! And even if you don't see your own name on the list, you might notice a relative who has passed away with unclaimed property waiting to be claimed by their heirs."
The goal of the campaign is to return assets in the State's possession back to their rightful owners, or their descendants. The updated CT Big List contains more than 1.6 million names of people who may be entitled to more than $888 million in unclaimed property.
You can search for your name on the CT Big List page by scrolling down to search for your name.
The Treasurer's Office electronically publishes, every other year, names that have been added to its database since the previous publication, according to Nappier's office. The 2018 list includes 52,994 new names of individuals, businesses and organizations, including associations and non-profit organizations.
If you find your name, there are two ways to claim what's yours:
- At CT Big List, print a claim form and follow the instructions.
- Call 1-800-833-7318, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In addition, the Treasury website offers a link to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Databases, which provides access to unclaimed property databases in states across the country. Its free national search site is available at https://www.unclaimed.org.
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