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 replacement.
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.
Because 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.