Washington Has a Bunch of Unclaimed Money Just Sitting Around—Maybe It's Yours?



I never understood how someone could forget money. That being said, when I still lived in NYS and went through the process to see if I had money, I ended up getting nearly $200 because a hospital had overcharged me (yet conveniently had never notified me that they owed me this money). It was a pleasant surprise to get that money.



Yeah, sometimes people don't even know they're owed the money. I received several hundred dollars from this fund about a decade ago, because apparently there had been some sort of mix up with a 20 year-old college work study payment; the college never notified me (or I moved and it was never forwarded) and so the State simply held onto it until I saw a similar article and looked to see if I was in the system.