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State Comptroller's office still processing Unclaimed Property claims even during pandemic
Posted at 12:48 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 18:28:34-04

The State Comptroller's office may have money waiting for you right now.

It's easy to search.

Click on this link:; or you can call them at: 1-800-321-2274

In Nueces county alone, there is over $45 million in unclaimed property.

This is money from old bank accounts, deposits from apartments, over payments of utilities, even unclaimed gift cards.

Despite the current pandemic, the Texas Comptroller's office still is processing claims.

They say some claims are approved right away. Some take a while longer

"When you're on our website, you find some property," said Unclaimed Property Division Asst. Director Bryant Clayton. "You submit your claim. Within 30 to 45 minutes you might get an email that says 'Congratulations. Your claim has been approved. We don't need anything further from you at this time.' There's also the possibility that they need more information."

Typically, it takes 90 days to get your money. If you're the legal Heir of a claim, that would take longer. Sometimes, claims are processed within 10 days. It all depends on the claim.