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Here is an interesting article about unclaimed benefits, with some links at the bottom of the page for database searches with individual states, the PBGC, or other sources. There are lots of reasons why there may be unclaimed money out there you are entitled to: unclaimed life insurance where you were the beneficiary, paychecks that didn’t get forwarded to a new address, or vested pension benefits from an old employer that you were unaware of. These are just a few of dozens of possibilities. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t hurt to check if some of it belongs to you.