Find Unclaimed Money By State - Surviving The Stores I just checked our state and found we have about $200 coming. Hubs' dad is due $100. Check all states where you have lived, try your current and past last names - even possible misspellings of your names (Example: Jansen/Janssen), your spouse's name, etc. If you were someone's heir, be sure to check for their names as well. Be prepared for a difficult time proving the money is yours. It's a real shame that people who aren't able to provide the demanded proof forfeit their cash. Hubs' deceased grandmother has had about $60 in the Texas treasury for years but since he wasn't the direct heir - his mom, also deceased, was - that money sits and will be absorbed by the state eventually. Maybe if he had some record of her SS# he could get it, but he doesn't. If you find some, stop back in and let me know! Good luck!!