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State has $9.9B in unclaimed funds; any for you?

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Does a slice of New York state’s $9.9 billion in unclaimed funds have your name on it?

“The money belongs to New Yorkers,” said state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “We want to give it back.” The state holds on to money when a resident moves without getting back a rental security or utility deposit, for instance, or neglects to cash interest or dividend checks on a security.

For those who can’t or prefer not to go online at www.osc.state.ny.us or call 1-800-221-9311, state officials will be available on Long Island this month to help residents check the list:

  • May 20 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Town of North Hempstead Senior Appreciation Day; New Hyde Park Inn, 214 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park.
  • May 25 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Suffolk County Legis. Steve Stern’s office, 1842 East Jericho Tpke., Suite P, Huntington.
  • May 26 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Local Government Leadership Institute Academy; Hofstra University, Hempstead.
  • May 27 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hauppauge Industrial Association business trade show, Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, 101 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood.
  • May 27 3 p.m.-5 p.m. State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge.

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