Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed Funds Information

Unclaimed funds are funds held by the 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 or dividend checks from bankruptcy cases may not be cashed. The U.S. Courts, as custodians of these funds, have established policies and procedures for holding, safeguarding, and accounting for these funds.
Review the Unclaimed Funds Ledger to see if you are due to receive any funds from this court. If you are due unclaimed funds, please follow the Requirements for Claiming Funds using the Application for Unclaimed Funds and the Sample Order Authorizing Payment of Unclaimed Funds. If you have any questions about unclaimed funds, please contact the court financial specialist at (207) 274-5966.

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    1. Mail the original completed Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds with supporting documents, the original completed Certificate of Service, an original completed Order Authorizing Payment of Unclaimed Funds, and the completed AO 213 form to the US Bankruptcy Court, Attn: Financial Administrator, 537 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101. Please include a daytime phone number where you may be reached.
    2. Mail a copy of the completed Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds with supporting documents to the U.S. Attorney's Office at the address listed on the Certificate of Service.
    3. Please allow three to four weeks for processing.