What does a PayPal payment status of 'Unclaimed' mean?

A payment may be Unclaimed for one of the following reasons:

  • Your recipient did not sign up with PayPal using the same email address that you used to send the money. The recipient simply needs to add this email address to his account (he can add up to eight addresses) and confirm the new email address. The money will then immediately appear in his balance.
  • The recipient may not have confirmed his email address. Any payments sent to an account will not appear in the account balance until the user has completed the registration process by confirming his email address.
  • The recipient must manually accept or deny this payment.
Learn more about the different Payment Statuses.