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Unclaimed Money Missouri


Unclaimed Money Missouri
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick said today that his administration had set a new Unclaimed Money record for the sixth time in two and a half years, returning more property in a fiscal year than in any previous year. The Treasurer’s Office returned $47,180,314 for the fiscal year ending June 30, breaking the previous record of $45,083,225 set in the fiscal year ending in 2019. This constituted a new high of over 200,000 accounts, which was reached last year for the first time.
“It is a top priority for my office to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick stated. “This record-breaking achievement is a testimony to my office’s dedicated team, who did not let ongoing obstacles deter them from doing their jobs diligently.” I’m particularly proud of the success of our collaboration with the Department of Labor in reuniting Missourians with their Unclaimed Property who have applied for unemployment compensation. I always advise Missouri residents to check the list of unclaimed properties. You are completely free to file a claim for your money, and many of them may be done online.”
Treasurer Fitzpatrick has broken four more Unclaimed Property records since taking office in 2019, including returning the first $1 million of his administration in less than ten days, returning over $45 million in one fiscal year, returning Unclaimed Property to more Missourians in one year than any previous treasurer, and returning $100 million to Missourians faster than any previous treasurer.

How Much Unclaimed Money in Missouri?

In more than 5 million owner accounts, the Missouri State Treasurer retains $1 billion in unclaimed Property for Missouri. Every year, the Treasurer’s Office receives millions of dollars in cash and the contents of safe deposit boxes from financial institutions, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. After five years, if there has been no document exchange or contact with the owner, these entities must give over Unclaimed Property to the State Treasurer’s Office. Unclaimed Property affects one out of every ten Missouri residents, with an average return of $300.
Family treasures, jewelry, and other souvenirs are kept in safe deposit boxes. Military medals and insignia are the most valuable things retrieved from safe deposit boxes. The Treasurer and his colleagues are working to return these things to the heroes or their families who earned them. Treasurer.mo.gov/Military has information on the names and last known addresses of the safe deposit box owners where the medals and insignia were discovered.
Unclaimed PropertyProperty can be donated to one of Missouri’s 20 charitable organizations. In most circumstances, the procedure of donating Unclaimed Property can be accomplished entirely online.
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