Unclaimed money waiting for veterans

Posted by Christi Reynard - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Department of Veterans affairs reports it has millions of dollars for vets and their families that are sitting unclaimed.

The money is for the most part life insurance policy pay outs, or dividend checks and premium refunds that were mailed to policy holders. If payments can't be made, the money's held indefinitely.

To see if you or a family member has any unclaimed money, check the Veterans Affairs website here. You'll need the veteran's full name, date of birth and death, if deceased.

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