Unclaimed Funds on Deposit with the Court Unclaimed funds are funds held by the court for an owner or recipient who is entitled to the money but who failed to claim ownership of it. Most unclaimed funds arise when dividends (assets) are distributed to creditors pursuant to settlement of a bankruptcy case, but the property goes unclaimed. Some are the result of refunds to the debtor from his estate. In both cases the original attempt to distribute the funds was unsuccessful and the funds were deposited into the United States Treasury pursuant to 11USC section 347(a). If you discover unclaimed funds belonging to you, use the following links below to claim the funds.