BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Treasury, in October, announced an initiative to pay $15 million in unclaimed property to Louisiana residents.
Common forms of unclaimed property turned over to the state include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler’s checks, trust distributions, unredeemed money orders or gift certificates, insurance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, and annuities.
Response has been high to Treasurer John Schroder’s move, and his office hopes to return up to $20 million this year.
A total of 2,500 checks are printed every day, with 85,000 residents receiving monetary compensation for their claim.
This year’s claimants are printed inside The News, and lists of claimants can be found on the PDFs at the end of this story.
If your name appears on the rolls, you can visit www.lastreasury.com and click “Unclaimed Property” to submit your request.
If your name does not appear, the Treasurer’s Office still asks that you visit the site as you may have unclaimed property from previous years.
There is $852 million in unclaimed property that has been collected by the state Treasury so, according to the news release by the treasurer, the probability is high that you are on the list and should check the website accordingly.