What are Unclaimed Funds?
Unclaimed funds are funds held by the bankruptcy court for an owner or recipient who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of it. Unclaimed funds may arise out of a variety of circumstances. For example, delivery of a payment may not be possible because of faulty or incomplete address information for the recipient. In other instances, proceeds or uncashed dividend checks from bankruptcy cases may not have been claimed by the parties entitled to them. Unclaimed funds may only be payable to the designated payee for whom the funds are being held and cannot be paid to the debtor in the case unless the debtor is the named payee of the unclaimed funds.
Search the Unclaimed Funds List
The court's list of unclaimed funds can be found on the U.S. Bankruptcy Unclaimed Funds Locator site.
Select NHB - New Hampshire Bankruptcy Court in the drop-down box labeled "Court" and enter search criteria as appropriate.
How do I Claim These Funds?
The U.S. Courts, as custodians of these funds, have established policies and procedures for holding, safeguarding, and accounting for these funds. If you believe you are due unclaimed funds, please follow the Requirements for Claiming Funds listed below and file the appropriate application form as well as the AO-213 form. If you have any questions about unclaimed funds, please contact the court financial specialist at (603) 222-2615.
- Requirements for Claiming Funds – Debtors (pdf)
- Requirements for Claiming Funds – Creditors (pdf)
- Application for Unclaimed Funds – Debtors, joint case (doc)
- Application for Unclaimed Funds – Debtor (doc)
- Application for Unclaimed Funds – Creditor/Individual (doc)
- Application for Unclaimed Funds – Creditor/Business (doc)
- AO-213 - Vendor Information/TIN Certification Form (pdf)