For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2021
Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers Recognizes National Unclaimed Property Day
TOPEKA—State Treasurer Lynn Rogers today recognized February 1st as National Unclaimed Property Day. Each year, state unclaimed property programs return billions of dollars to people across the country who did not know they had missing money or valuable property.
"Each year, Kansas businesses send the names of people with bank accounts, wages, stocks, and dividends that have been abandoned,” said Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers. “As State Treasurer, it is my job to reunite those people with what is rightfully theirs. Our website, along with many other initiatives, helps to bring the unclaimed property program directly to the people of Kansas.”
Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers hosted a Facebook Live event today to spread the word. The event can be viewed at [LINK].
Nearly 33 million people in the United States – 1 in every 10 – has what the industry calls unclaimed property: financial accounts or items of value in which the owner has not initiated any activity for a number of years. When that happens, and the company cannot locate the owner, the money or properties are submitted to the state.
To increase awareness of unclaimed property, National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is launching the first National Unclaimed Property Day on February 1 and encouraging people to search their state’s database to determine if their state is holding their property. Individuals are encouraged to search their name, a maiden name, or the name of a business or non-profit. The search is free.
Kansans can search for unclaimed property at www.kansascash.ks.gov.
The NAUPA leads and facilitates collaboration among administrators, holders, and the public in their efforts to reunite unclaimed property with its rightful owner.