The Illinois State Treasurer has already introduced a program called “Cash Dash” to help those with Illinois unclaimed cash to find and recover their assets. In May of 2007, it has been recorded that the treasury has at least 1.4 billion dollars of unclaimed assets. The only thing that stands between these assets and the owners is the fact that they are not aware of the process of this “Cash Dash” program.

First of all, most people have no clue what Illinois unclaimed cash means. This is actually any asset that has been separated from you for at least a period of five years. Often times, the rightful owner doesn’t even know that these assets exist. These include unpaid wages and incentives or commissions, safe deposit box contents, dormant savings and checking account, income from stocks, bonds and mutual funds, royalty payments and even lottery winnings.

Sometimes, people lose track of these things because they have already moved to another state or address. Others may have gotten married and changed names. Some may have died and left their assets to people who have no idea that they have an inheritance. When any of these happen, businesses and agencies that are holding the Illinois unclaimed cash are mandated by the government to turn it over to the rightful owners. If there is no claimant, then this will be turned over to the State Treasury until the proprietors have issued their claim.

If you suspect that you may have any Illinois unclaimed cash, then you must go to the “Cash Dash” website and search your name on their online database. Another way to do this is to turn to accredited third party providers who may assist you in your inquiry as well as upon issuing a claim.

Now that you have more knowledge about the Illinois unclaimed cash, the next best thing to do is to start conducting your search. The search can be done for free so you don’t have to worry about any expense on your part. Once you have found your name on the database, make sure you print out the claim form and carefully follow instruction as you submit this together with the documentation to stake your claim on those funds.


  1. R. Oloffson says:

    What if the process and documentation is impossible to proceed with? What happens if $ isn’t claimed for many years?

  2. Merold Trust Fund Group says:

    I personally feel the states attempt to illegally deflate peoples funds should be recognized and treated like the tyranny it is. I have formed a Trust Fund for my families entities most of which are evangelic entities. Should I find you depreciated many of the funds, in the event my family was so nice enough to lend their money to the banks to make money; I will be writing and demanding you give that money back you stole. You had no permission to take the revenue and I have screen shots of the states blatant claim of stealing revenue, and shall use the to process a legal complaint if such funds are not put back upon my request. Its ironic you expect people managing these funds to be honest and not steal money, or to provide a means to ensure people can claim them fairly, but then go on and take such an illegal tyrannical role, in the event my family was nice enough to let you borrow their money to generate revenue without cost. With this being said, the State of Illinois among others like AR, MO, IN, OH, CA, FL, NY, SC, VA, OK, TN, MS, AL, GA, WI, MI, and Washington can consider this as a warning to stop that nonsense, and to accept this Notification of Redress in an attempt to stop the illegal tyranny your exercising. Tyvm ~ Merold Trust Fund Group ~. I will be taking a Screen Shot of my formally having filed my notification of redress as a response to your tyranny, to keep from filing a legal complaint out of the gate. I hope you guys will consider the actions you’re doing and use this opportunity to stop.

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