Since your father passed away in 1963, there will not be any IRA or 401(k) accounts. Most of the retirement plans at that time were pension plans.
way to find out if a deceased person has a pension plan is to go to the website of the government agency, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, at www.pbgc.gov. Click the link along the top for "Find Missing Participant". The next page will ask "Who are we looking for?". You can enter either: * your father's last name * the name of the company he worked for * or the state he last lived in
* your father's last name
* the name of the company he worked for
* or the state he last lived in
If you find your father's name in one of these lookups, contact the PBGC to find out if his beneficiary(s) are entitled to some benefits. The phone number for the PBGC Customer Contact center is 1-800-400-7242. You will need to provide your father's name, Social Security number, last address and date of death, as well as your personal contact information.