Unclaimed Bonds: Do You Have Unclaimed Bonds? Check Online

January 14, 2011 Updated: January 14, 2011

[xtypo_dropcap]D[/xtypo_dropcap]o you have unclaimed bonds? Wouldn’t it be nice to come across some money, like finding money in the couch?

According to the Department of Treasury, 25,000 bond payments are undelivered and unclaimed each year.

At the government’s Treasury Hunt website, Americans can look up bonds and bond payments that are seemingly MIA and uncollected.

These bonds could include those owned by deceased family members, or simply matured bonds that are not earning interest any more.

Other types of unclaimed money at Treasury Hunt include HH/H bond interest or Legacy Treasury Direct payments.

Keep in mind, however, that Treasury Hunt doesn’t have a record of all savings bonds issued—just Series E bonds that were doled out after 1974.

To search to see if you have unclaimed bonds, simply enter your Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number into the secure federal website.

Redeeming unclaimed bonds may require you to give more information on the dates, names, and other data on the bonds. You may not be able to pull up all the unclaimed bond information if you are searching for someone else or are a co-owner of a bond.

Check out Treasury Hunt to see if you have unclaimed bonds.