How to Find the 401K National Registry of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits

By Pamela Gardapee

If you need to know how to find the 401K National Registry of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits, you are in the right place. These tips will help you find the registry. They will also tell you how to find out if you have any retirement funds that you may not be aware of from a past employer. Sometimes, people leave a job that had benefits and they forget all about that money. Whether or not you know if you have unclaimed money, you should still check the Registry.

Things You'll Need

  • Social Security Number

Step 1

See the resource box for the link to the Registry. This webpage will be the starting point to finding out if one or more employers have reported any unclaimed benefits that you may have.

Step 2

Click the box at the bottom of the page that says, "Perform a Free Search." After you click this box, you will be taken to the next page.

Step 3

Enter your Social Security Number on the right side of the second page. After you enter your number, click the next "Step" button. This will take you to the third page.

Step 4

Read the next page to see if you have any unclaimed retirement benefits. If you do not have any unclaimed benefits, the page will tell you that you they have not found any claims under your Social Security Number.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can check other Social Security Numbers for family, but you will only be able to tell the person if he or she has any money being held for them.
  • Never try to claim someone else's money if you find it.