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How do I find out about my deceased father IRA (retirement), 401 accounts if he has any? He has worked for over 20 years.

Elgin, IL |

I know he has an IRA and 401 account but I don't know where his account is kept and how to go about finding them. How do I go about searching for lost IRA or 401 accounts?

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Attorney answers 2


Go through your father's papers to see if you can find any clues. Contact your father's former employer(s) who might be able to give you some leads. You should consult a probate attorney for assistance in your search. You might need to prepare a small estate affidavit (or even open a decedent';s estate to show you are entitled to receive this information. I am sorry for your loss.


Illinois treasure has established a site where consumers can search for assets held by the treasure from financial institutions and the like:

Good luck.