Frequently Asked Questions
Why did National Claimant Services contact me?
National Claimant Services has reached out to you because we have identified an asset that has been classified as unclaimed property. This is being held by a treasury or other government agency. We determined your current location and then contacted you to offer our assistance and expertise to begin the process of reuniting you with your assets.
What is unclaimed property?
Typically, this means a financial asset or account to which your ownership has become disconnected. There are over 100 different asset types that can fall into this category, including bank accounts, shares of stock, mutual funds, insurance proceeds – basically any property that belongs to you but is held by someone else. Whatever it is, you either don’t realize that you are disconnected from the asset – or never even knew that you were its rightful owner in the first place.
How does property become unclaimed?
There are many possibilities as to why unclaimed property occurs. Some of the more common reasons are a move or change of address, the owner is deceased, or the asset or account has been left inactive for certain period of time. Regardless of the reason, at National Claimant Services it is our mission to correct that oversight and reconnect the proper owner with their property.
How did National Claimant Services find me?
Quite simply, we have the nation‘s largest team of researchers and asset recovery experts to locate owners of unclaimed property. Additionally, we have experience in genealogical research to help locate heirs, beneficiaries, and legal claimants. Our experts work with a collection of historical and contemporary archives, city and telephone directories, public records data, and proprietary databases. These resources enable our staff to achieve an average success rate of 90% in locating owners or heirs like you.
What service does National Claimant Services provide?
Our goal is to make the asset recovery process as simple as possible for you. In addition to handling all ongoing communications with state and government agencies, we‘ll take care of all administrative and legal matters such as document replacement, registration transfers, legal fees, court costs, fiduciary bonds, etc. Your National Claimant Services representative will make sure your questions are answered and your concerns are addressed throughout the process.
How long will the Asset Recovery Process take?
Each situation we encounter is unique and varies in complexity depending on where the asset is held. Regardless of complexity, we ensure that the process is completed in a timely manner, helping you to complete required claim forms and supporting documentation. Your Account Executive is always here to help if you encounter problems or have any questions about the payout options, timelines or next steps.
What will you need from me?
All recoveries will require some basic documents such as a driver‘s license or passport to confirm your identity, as well as proof of address. If you are an heir to an asset, the documents required may be different. Your National Claimant Services representative will let you know exactly what we need to reclaim your assets. Any documentation and information provided will be confidential and safeguarded.
Can you find other accounts for me?
Yes, when you work with National Claimant Services we will continuously monitor the unclaimed landscape to identify additional unclaimed assets or accounts for our clients. If we find another asset to which you are entitled to, we’ll notify you and assist you through the recovery process