Unclaimed funds are monies deposited with the Court by a bankruptcy case trustee pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 347. Most unclaimed funds arise in bankruptcy cases when the checks mailed by the trustee to the creditors are not cashed. Under the Bankruptcy Code, the trustee must stop payment on any check that remains unpaid 90 days after final distribution in the case. The unclaimed funds are turned over to the court to hold for the benefit of the creditor. Applications for release of unclaimed funds must comply with 28 U.S.C. section 2042.
Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds, CTB-LF1340 - Local Form (based on Directors Form 1340, version 12/23)
- Instructions for Applying for Payment of Unclaimed Funds, last updated November 29, 2023
- Unclaimed Funds Search, this link will take you to the Unclaimed Funds Locator.
- AO-213, Vendor Information/Certification
- AO-213P, Payee Information and TIN Certification
- AO 215, Request to Determine Foreign Vendor Tax Payments
- W-9 (accessible by searching on the IRS website at: https://www.irs.gov/)
- W-8 (accessible by searching on the IRS website at: https://www.irs.gov/)
Ensure you are using the most recent version of the AO forms by downloading the form directly from the U.S. Courts website.