Unclaimed funds are monies deposited with the Court by a bankruptcy case trustee pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 347. Most unclaimed funds arise in bankruptcy cases when the checks mailed by the trustee to the creditors are not cashed. Under the Bankruptcy Code, the trustee must stop payment on any check that remains unpaid 90 days after final distribution in the case. The unclaimed funds are turned over to the court to hold for the benefit of the creditor. Applications for release of unclaimed funds must comply with 28 U.S.C. section 2042.
If your name, or the name of your business, appears on this list, you may be entitled to funds.
To apply for an order directing payment, see the instructions and forms below.
- Instructions for Applying for Unclaimed Funds
- Director Form 1340 Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds (PDF Version)
- Director Form 1340 Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds (Word Version)
- Declaration of Service to US Attorney's office (FORM)
- Form AO-213P: Request for Payee Information and TIN Certification (fillable PDF)
- Form AO-213: Vendor Information/TIN Certification (fillable PDF)
- Form W-9
- Proposed Order Directing Payment
Please contact the court at email@example.com to obtain further assistance in recovering the funds to which you may be entitled.