CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVDN) – State Treasurer Riley Moore announced his Office’s Unclaimed Property Division returned more than $2 million worth of unclaimed property to individuals, businesses and organizations during the month of October.
“We had a strong month of returns driven by more people checking our database and filing claims,” Treasurer Moore said. “We continue to encourage people to visit our website – www.WVUnclaimedProperty.gov – to see if our Office is holding any money for you.”
The Unclaimed Property Division paid out $2,069,522 through 2,634 claims during the month. Since the fiscal year began July 1, the Office has paid out nearly $8.9 million in unclaimed property claims – already ahead of the pace at this point for last fiscal year, which set a record of $26.8 million returned during that fiscal year.
“While we continue to pay out claims at a record pace, we’re also receiving new listings at a record pace as well,” Treasurer Moore said. “Because of improvements in our unclaimed property laws, as well as our improved outreach efforts with potential holders, we now have more than $400 million worth of unclaimed property in our database – that’s why it’s important for everyone to keep checking our website to see if we’re holding anything for you.”
More information about the unclaimed property program is available at www.WVUnclaimedProperty.gov.
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