For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2021
KDOL and the Kansas Treasurer Work to Return Unclaimed Property to Unemployed Kansans
TOPEKA—The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers have teamed up to help return Unclaimed Property to Kansans who have applied for unemployment benefits.
By cross-referencing KDOL’s data with the Kansas Unclaimed Property database, the Treasurer’s Office will now be able to identify and reach out to unemployment claimants who might have unclaimed property. Cross-matching began May 17, and $932,978 has been identified as potentially belonging to Kansans who have filed for unemployment benefits. Efforts are now underway to return those funds to their rightful owners.
“We are grateful for the partnership with KDOL to help us in our efforts to get money back into the pockets of the hardworking Kansans who earned it,” said State Treasurer Lynn Rogers. “This money doesn’t belong to the state, it belongs to Kansans, and we understand that every penny counts, especially to those who may already be struggling to make ends meet.”
“KDOL is excited to partner with Treasurer Rogers and his team on this program,” said Secretary of Labor Amber Shultz. “Working together to identify and notify individuals applying for unemployment that they may have unclaimed property is another opportunity to better serve Kansans who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Kansas State Treasurer’s Office is sending out claim packets to those individuals identified through the cross-referencing process. Those who receive this form will need to follow the instructions on the form and return it to the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office in order to claim their assets.
Unclaimed property can be any financial asset that has not been claimed by its owner or has not had any owner-generated activity for a specific period of time. Unclaimed property is not real estate.
Claiming unclaimed property through the Office of Kansas State Treasurer is always easy, safe, and free. Any website requesting credit card information or offering to find property for a fee is not the official website of the State Treasurer.
For more information on the unclaimed property program and to search online, please go to KansasCash.ks.gov.