NCCash Match Treasurer Folwell explains the new NC Cash Match Program A new Department of State Treasurer (DST) initiative will speed up the return of millions of dollars to the rightful owners through a free, streamlined process. With the NCCash Match program, unclaimed property owners do not need to take action to receive their money. The Unclaimed Property Division will research records and identify qualifying claims of $250 or less. Each week, notification letters will be mailed to claimants, and a check will be issued in 6-8 weeks. Below are some frequently asked questions about the Unclaimed Property Division and this special effort to get money in the hands of North Carolina residents. NCCash Match FAQs What is unclaimed property? Items such as uncashed checks, forgotten bank accounts, utility deposits, life insurance policies, stocks, bonds and other funds that have been abandoned and no owner can be found. How did the Department of State Treasurer get my money? The funds were turned over to our office by a company that did business with you at one point in time. When that company could no longer contact you, by law they were required to send the money to the State Treasurer for safekeeping. If I receive a letter from the Treasurer about this special program, what do I need to do? If you receive one of these letters, no action is required on your part to receive the funds unless the letter contains incorrect information. If your name has changed or is misspelled, or you no longer reside at the address to which the letter was originally mailed, please contact our call center at 1-866-NCCASH-1 (866-622-2741). When calling, please reference the letter and provide the Claim ID indicated on the letter. Otherwise, in approximately 6 – 8 weeks after you receive the letter, a check will be mailed to you at the address indicated on the letter. How am I able to receive these funds without filing a claim? At the Treasurer’s request, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing our office to pay certain claims without requiring a signed claim form. This authority will allow us to use other automated tools to verify ownership and more quickly return money to the rightful owner. What if I receive a letter about this program in error or the letter contains incorrect information? If you receive a letter in error, the letter contains incorrect information, or you no longer reside at the address to which the letter was mailed, please contact our call center at 1-866-NCCASH-1 (866-622-2741). When calling, please reference the letter and provide the Claim ID indicated on the letter. One of my family members/friends received a letter. Why didn’t I? This special project is limited to properties $250 or less that also meet certain other criteria. Not everyone will quality for this program. You may search here and initiate a claim for property we are holding in your name that may not qualify for the program. Should I wait to see if I will receive a letter from the Treasurer? No, you don’t have to wait for a letter to start claiming your funds. Although you may qualify for the program, it may be some time before your property is included in the program. We encourage you to search your name here to locate and claim property we may be holding in your name. I see that claims in this special program will be paid within 6-8 weeks. I submitted a claim and I was told it may take 90-120 days for me to receive my money. Why will these claims be paid so much faster than my claim? This special program uses various tools and public information resources to verify identity and ownership of the unclaimed property claim. For claims outside of this program, claimants must still provide the evidence required to prove identity and ownership of the property. Review of this evidence by claims processors will take the normal processing time of approximately 90 -120 days.