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Found Money!?!

Many people don’t know they have unclaimed property – that’s why it hasn’t been claimed! Every year financial assets are turned over to the Indiana Attorney General as unclaimed property. Currently over $450 million is being held by the State of Indiana as unclaimed property. The job of the Unclaimed Property Division of the Indiana Attorney General is to help return those assets to their rightful owners.

It is a good idea to periodically search www.indianaunclaimed.gov and see if you can make a claim.

Here are a few things INALA thought you should know about unclaimed property:

  • There is NO fee to recover your unclaimed property or to search for your unclaimed property!
  • A financial asset with no activity by its owners for a long period of time may be considered unclaimed. Examples include dormant savings and checking accounts, stock dividends, insurance proceeds, safe deposit box contents, utility refunds, or lost or forgotten checks.
  • People lose track of assets because they move, get divorced or married, a rightful owner dies and heirs are unaware of ownership by the deceased, or clerical mistakes happen and names and addresses aren’t recorded correctly.
  • Other than small items that might fit inside a safe deposit box, the assets held by the Unclaimed Property Division will be financial in nature and not tangible items.
  • Business owners are required by law to review their records annually to determine if they possess abandoned property. They must report abandoned property.
  • The state of Indiana holds property for 25 years after which it becomes the property of the state.
  • Searching is easy! When you search, use all the names you have ever used, including maiden names and nicknames, also check common misspellings.
  • Check names of deceased relatives who may have made you an heir.
  • Once you submit an online claim, don’t be surprised that the state requests documentation that you are who you say you are!
  • There are people who seek out owners of unclaimed property and charge a fee for doing so. By law, that fee cannot exceed 10%.
  • Beware of people who want you to pay an upfront fee. After you pay they may simply send you a list of property to which you may be entitled and leave it up to you to file a claim.
  • Remember searching the site is easy and submitting a claim is free.
  • Report unscrupulous activity by calling 1-866-IN-CLAIM.

Go to www.indianaunclaimed.gov and check it for yourself!

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Community Spotlight: Country Charm

Let the allure of country living and appeal of big-city services lead to Country Charm, an Independent Living and Assisted Living community in Greenwood, Indiana. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally stimulating. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of everything. Our studio and one-bedroom apartment homes boast plenty of comforts including wall-to-wall carpet, mini blinds and cable TV access as well as features such as emergency call buttons, smoke alarms and sprinkler systems to provide a sense of safety. Covered porches and a stocked lake with gazebo complement our beautifully landscaped community, which also sports a paved walking path to help keep residents active and fit. We feature a full calendar of activities and social programs that offer our residents a rewarding, enriching lifestyle with weekly bowling, shopping and lunch outings.  Country Charm’s ideal location provides access to downtown Indianapolis in less than 30 minutes with plenty of local and national restaurants and stores along the way. Caring and professional staff members are on call 24/7 in case of an emergency, and residents can make an appointment to see a doctor, podiatrist and psychologist who visits the community on a regular basis. Community South and Franciscan St. Francis Health hospitals are ready to serve residents anytime.