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The devisees named in the Will have authority to claim. The evidence required to verify this authority:
a copy of the Will, and the Trust if one is mentioned in the Will,
the decree of distribution from the administration of the estate, if one exists.
Is an application for appointment of Personal Representative pending or has a Personal Representative been appointed?
The court appointed Personal Representative of the estate has the authority to claim. The evidence required to verify this authority:
a copy of the Personal Representative’s Letters of Office certified within the last 60 days.
Is the value of the Decedent’s estate above seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000)?
Arizona law requires administration in court of competent jurisdiction. Once probate has been initiated the appointed Personal Representative may submit a claim and the required evidence, including a copy of their Letters of Office certified within the last 60 days.
Also submit the following evidence to support your claim:
Please provide proof of the deceased owner’s Social Security Number, this information can normally be found on the Death Certificate. Providing the decedent’s Social Security Number is optional; however, if you choose not to provide this evidence there may be insufficient information available to determine ownership and may result in your claim being denied. If this evidence is provided it will only be disclosed to Unclaimed Property Unit staff involved in paying your claim and to the federal government as required by law.
Please provide verification that the deceased owner of the property you are claiming lived or received mail at the address reported by the original holder of the unclaimed property. The last known address can be found by looking up the property at azdor.gov/unclaimed-property.