If my father has died2 years ago and a insurance company has contacted me about a unclaimed property check, how do I claim it?

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If my father has died2 years ago and a insurance company has contacted me about a unclaimed property check, how do I claim it?

It’s for $1,000.

Asked on February 12, 2012 under Estate Planning, Montana

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss. Did you open an estate for your Father?  And it is probably long closed?  You may have to re-open it to allow whom ever was the executor to collect the funds.  If you did not open ana estate for your dad - no assets - then you can probably do a small estate affidavit to collect the funds.  It really depends on what your state allows and what the insurance company wants.  Good luck.


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