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Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed funds are funds held by the court for an owner or recipient entitled to a distribution from a bankruptcy case, but who has not claimed ownership.  Most unclaimed funds are deposited with the court when claimants’ checks are returned to the case trustee as undeliverable.

Creditors who wish to recover funds previously submitted to the U.S. Treasury as unclaimed may do so by filing an application with supporting documentation and providing proof of identity. 

Application for Unclaimed Funds Form 1340

Instructions for Filing Application for Unclaimed Funds

A list of unclaimed funds is now available online.

If you are interested in locating unclaimed funds from bankruptcy cases in the Central District of Illinois, click here.