Kentucky’s Unclaimed Property Fund has about $500 million in unclaimed assets. According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), a professional organisation dedicated to helping property owners locate and claim their lost assets, there is now at least $42 billion in unclaimed funds accessible in the United States.
Although Kentucky allows you to search by last name, unless your last name is particularly uncommon, this is generally not the best option. We did a search for Kentucky using only the last name Smith to demonstrate why a last-name-only search could be problematic. It returned more than 200 results, with a maximum of 200 results per search: