.

Does the State Owe You Money?

From L-R: Assemb. Walter Mosley, Assemb. Annette Robinson, NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Reverend Lawrence Aker from Cornerstone Baptist Church, Councilman Robert Cornegy. Photo Credit: James Brown, Office of State Comptroller
From L-R: Assemb. Walter Mosley, Assemb. Annette Robinson, NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Reverend Lawrence Aker from Cornerstone Baptist Church, Councilman Robert Cornegy. Photo Credit: James Brown, Office of State Comptroller
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli stopped by Bed-Stuy's Cornerstone Baptist Church last Saturday to drop off a check for $52,041.49. 

The money from the state's Office of Unclaimed Funds was for stock proceeds the church was owed. 

“New York has more than $12.5 billion in unclaimed fund accounts. We want to return this money to its rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back.” 

In New York City alone, residents are owed $2.5 billion. 

On average, DiNapoli’s office returns $1 million a day. Last year, a record $347 million was returned to rightful owners. Since January, $147 million has been returned to New Yorkers across the state. 

New Yorkers can search for lost money for free by visiting the Office of Unclaimed Funds’ website or by calling the call center toll-free at 1-800-221-9311. 





Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »