If you are looking for a way to find missing money on the TreasuryDirect Gov website, this post will help you guide to where to look at. But, before I start, please make sure that it is TreasuryDirect that you want to use to track your unclaimed funds. Please don’t get confused with www.usa.gov which is a different website. The usa gov website will provide you general information on how to find unclaimed money sitting in a state or a private financial institute.
I will first give you general introduction of TreasureDirect and then point you to two web pages where you might be able to find missing money.
The TreasuryDirect homepage explains that TreasuryDirect was built to allow you to buy and redeem securities from the U.S. Department of the Treasury directly in an electronic form. There, you can manage your investment portfolio online and you can be assured that your fund is securely protected by the U.S. government.
So, in TreasuryDirect, you can trade government securities and bonds online using your account in the website. The online service is managed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service. Now, let’s get into where you can search your missing money.
Treasury Managed Accounts Reports
When I researched the topic, the first place I found was Treasury Managed Accounts Reports. This place is for an agency to keep track of the high-level amount of unclaimed money. I’ve put the link at the bottom. Please find the first link named Treasury Managed Accounts Reports. The page explains that the Unclaimed Moneys Account (or 20×6133) shows balances identified by agency. Those balances are reviewed every quarter by the Treasury.
The balances in the list should be the moneys that are subject to an unequivocal refund when claimed. This 20X6133 was designed to keep moneys to be returned to rightful owners. Thus, when an agency transfers moneys to the Treasury account, it must meet the four criteria according to the TreasuryDirect page.
- $25.00 or more
- when claimed, a refund will be absolutely justified.
- the ownership of the funds must be undoubtful.
- the owner must be identifiable with the fund.
What Agency Should Know
It is the agency’s responsibility to check their uninvested trust, revolving and deposit fund accounts every quarter to decide if they are having unclaimed moneys subject to a refund to the rightful owner. The Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) will post the balance by agency in the 20X6133 account. An agency must check the accuracy of the posted balance. Agencies can respond to Treasury by fax or email within 30 days. If an agency does not correct their balance, Treasury will consider that the amounts shown in the account on the website are correct. To dispute a recorded amount, an agency must submit supporting documents.
As of today, May 4th 2019, the Unclaimed Moneys Account (20X6133) was posted on March 31st 2019. Find the link below to check the list.
Matured, Unredeemed Debt and Unclaimed Moneys Reports
The other page you can check unclaimed money is the page under Matured, Unredeemed Debt and Unclaimed Moneys Reports. Please find the second link to go to the page. If you go to the page, you will find the section called, Unclaimed Moneys. Go to the section and find the four links that will download excel files. Currently, the four links consist of:
- Series HH/H savings bond interest payments
- Miscellaneous savings bond payments
- Definitive registered marketable Treasury securities
- Book-entry marketable Treasury securities
When you download a file, you will find the columns like Amount Held, Owner Name, and Address. Go download a relevant link and check if your name exists in the file.
This post shared a way to track your unclaimed money. Please check the Links section below to go to a relevant TresuryDirect page. I hope that you can find your missing fund after reading post. Thank you.