There are two options to claim money that is not claimed in Washington according to the preference of the person making a claim. The claimant can choose to make a claim online for unclaimed funds, which allows for quicker processing. Or, they can contact the Department of revenue directly by sending an application.
It depends. The typical time for online claims is sixty (60) days from submission date to approval. The claimant will receive the check for the unclaimed funds in 2 – three weeks following approval. The processing time for mail-in claims is longer due to the mail logistics.
The claims that require the claimant to submit specific documents to prove their claims can require more time. In the meantime, those who are claiming unclaimed money can examine the claim status or call the department to inquire about the claim’s status.
People named as the heirs, beneficiaries, next of kin, and family members of the immediate family can claim money that is not claimed on behalf of deceased relatives. However, they must be able to provide evidence of their claim. A certified death certificate is one of the most important of these essential documents.
Family members who are immediate relatives can also offer a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce decree dependent on their connection to the deceased. In the same way, those who are named executors of wills, court-appointed estate managers, and those authorized by a power of attorney can file claims.