Unclaimed property refers to checks issued by the university that have not been cashed by the payee.
If you have received a letter indicating that the university is holding unclaimed property in your name, you must claim the funds before the date specified in the letter. If Bank Reconciliations does not receive a timely response, the university is required to submit the funds to your state controller’s office.
If you receive a Claim Request Letter from the university or state controller and are the owner of the funds, submit an Online Claim Request.
If your name has changed, or if you are submitting a claim on behalf of someone else, complete and sign the Claim Request Letter and provide the following documentation:
For individuals with a name change:
- a copy of a government-issued license, passport or other identification matching the name on the Claim Request Letter (USC faculty, staff and students may use their USC ID) or
- a copy of your marriage certificate or court-ordered name-change document
For businesses with a name change:
- a copy of the legal documentation showing both the old and new business names
For individuals submitting a claim on behalf of someone else:
- a copy of the documentation demonstrating the requestor is legally entitled to sign on behalf of the payee named in the Claim Request Letter
For individuals submitting a claim on behalf of a business:
- a copy of the legal documentation demonstrating the requestor is legally entitled to sign on behalf of the business named in the Claim Request Letter
Return the completed state letter or USC form along with copies of the required documentation by mail, fax or email to:
Allow up to four weeks processing time to receive the funds. If you have any questions, call 213-821-2113.
Unclaimed Property Due to the University
If you believe your USC department was issued a check that has not been cashed, email Vivian Alegria at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the check number, date, amount of check, nature of the property, reference invoice(s) and any backup to support this claim.