The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) holds a significant amount of unclaimed money. Practically each year more than $20 million in Postal Service Money Orders go uncashed. No records are retained with the name or address of the Postal Order purchaser by USPS. And USPS will not attempt to contact you if your Money Order is not cashed.
However if you had retained a copy of your Postal Money Order receipt you are able to have this money order cancelled and file for a claim for this unclaimed asset. There is no time limit imposed of this unclaimed asset. International Money Orders, at one time, had a time limit for recovery, but presently also have no time limit as long as one has the money order recipient.
As with other and all unclaimed assets or lost money which is currently held by a federal government trust agency, these unclaimed or uncashed Postal Money Orders are not available in state databases.
For information on refund or replacement of uncashed Postal Money Orders order our Search and Report. (There is $10.00 fee for this service).