SHOALHAVEN residents are being encouraged to check if they are entitled to any of the forgotten millions held by the NSW government.
The NSW Office of State Revenue is holding more than 289,000 items of unclaimed money, worth around $138 million, including amounts from deceased estates, dividends, bonds, refunds, overpayments and other sources.
The items range in value from a $20 share dividend to more than $477,836 from the proceeds of a property sale.
In the past 12 months, OSR has paid 7139 claims worth $11.92 million – the largest payout was $405,798 from a trust fund account.
OSR publishes information about unclaimed money on its website to help reunite people with their lost funds.
The website shows the name of the unclaimed money owner, the type and source of the funds and if provided by the enterprise, the owner’s last known address.
Owners must prove their identity and that they are entitled to the money before it is released.
For more information, visit www.osr.nsw .gov.au.