|The U.S. Postal Service holds a significant amount
of unclaimed money.
Each year over $25 million in Postal Service Money
Orders are not cashed. No
name or address records are kept for purchases of
domestic money orders. The USPS will not contact you
if a money order is not cashed - you must initiate action to obtain a
Copies of paid
domestic U.S. Postal money orders can be obtained for up
to 2 years after the pay date. If a money order is lost
or stolen prior to being cashed, it can be replaced.
Records of owner names and addresses are available for
purchasers of International Money Orders, which are valid
for ninety days after issue.
the funds are held by an agency operating under the
auspices of the U.S. Federal government, your name will
not appear in a state unclaimed funds database search.
For information on replacement or refund of postal money orders
not cashed complete the form below.