Claims for Unclaimed Funds
Under 28 U.S.C. § 2042, a party entitled to unclaimed funds "... may, on petition to the court and upon notice to the U. S. attorney and full proof of the right thereto, obtain an order directing payment to him."
To process the claim the court must determine who is requesting funds.
When a party contacts a court to request unclaimed funds, the party must submit a legal document - such as an affidavit - to the court requesting the release of the funds. At a minimum, that affidavit much include the following:
The following information must be provided in support of the application
When the owner of record is not the claimant, the signer or claimant requesting release of the funds must show proper authority. The court must receive the following additional information:
NOTE: The court prohibits the issuance of a check solely to a fund locator, even if a power of attorney authorizes it. The court does not make a separate payment to the fund locator to split out it's fee or commission.
Submit original Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds, Certificate of Service, and specific claimant entity requirements to the following address (*)
United States Bankruptcy Court
750 Missouri Ave
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Claimants must serve a copy of all documents to the US Attorney at the following address:
United States Attorneys Office
Financial Litigation Unit
9 Executive Dr, Ste 300
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
(*) Erroneous and/or deficient applications will not be returned unless a postage paid envelope has been provided by the claimant.