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Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds

Official Procedure Last Change January 30, 2020

Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds

How to file: 

Location of event: This document cannot be filed electronically. It must be mailed or delivered to the court.

Things to be aware of when filing: See the Filing Requirements section below for specific forms that must be included.

  • 28 USC 2042

General Information

  • Unclaimed dividends are deposited with the Court by the trustee for an owner or recipient who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of it.
  • A search engine to locate unclaimed funds held by participating Bankruptcy Courts nationwide is available on the court's website.
  • Applications for release of unclaimed funds must comply with 28 U.S.C. Section 2042. Any claimant entitled to unclaimed funds may petition the court. Upon full proof of the right to such funds, the claimant may obtain an order directing disbursement of the funds to the claimant.
  • An application for payment of unclaimed funds cannot be filed electronically. All applicants must mail or deliver the documents to the court.

Filing Requirements

Motion is Filed by an Individual:

  • Any supporting documentation should be included with the application if your name has changed (i.e. Divorce, Marriage).
  • If ownership of the claim is joint, for example, husband and wife, both parties must sign the Application for Payment From Unclaimed Funds along with each one submitting a Identification Form.
  • If the Claim owner is deceased, certified copies of all probated documents, to include a certified copy of the death certificate and the Letter of Administration which substantiates your right to act on behalf of the decedent's estate must be submitted.

Motion is Filed by a Funds Locator:

  • An Original Notarized Power of Attorney with an original signature expressly authorizing the representative to represent the claimant’s interests and to collect the funds on their behalf.
  • Supporting documentation if their name has changed (eg. Divorce, Marriage).
  • If ownership of the claim is joint (eg. Husband and wife), both parties must sign the Application For Payment From Unclaimed Funds along with each one submitting a Identification Form.
  • If the Claim owner is deceased, certified copies of all probated documents, to include a certified copy of the death certificate and the Letter of Administration which substantiate your right to act on behalf of the decedent’s estate must be submitted.

Motion is Filed by a Corporation or Business Entity:

  • All documents, including the Application and Form AO 213P, must be mailed to the Indianapolis Clerk's Office.

Note: Payment will be made payable in the owners' name or the name of the Corporation or Business name only.