Millions In Unclaimed Funds for Veterans
According to the Department
of Veterans Affairs, veterans and their families may be eligible to receive unclaimed funds totaling at about $33 million that have accumulated since the beginning of the VA insurance programs in 1917. Veterans'
families are urged to check if they are eligible at the VA's Unclaimed Funds webpage. Family members should
have a veteran's name, date of birth, death and, if possible, the insurance
policy number. The website is the fastest method to determine if a family member is eligible for a payment. There
is also a toll-free phone number, (800) 669-8477 that veterans can call.